Police: Robbery at Concord Burger King an inside job

Monitor staff
Published: 12/5/2019 3:12:08 PM

A Bow teenager is accused of orchestrating a robbery at the drive-thru at the Burger King on Hall Street where she worked in September.

Concord police say the apparent armed robbery was an inside job and that 19-year-old Angel Murdough purposefully worked the drive-thru on the night of Sept. 9 to see the crime through. Other employees said Murdough was assigned to the kitchen that night but insisted on working the cash register at the drive-thru without her boss’s permission, according to a sworn police affidavit.

Murdough is accused of staging a robbery at the drive-thru where she dumped out more than $400 in cash from the register and handed it to the driver of a Toyota Rav4, whom she knew.

She now faces one count each of falsifying physical evidence, conspiracy to commit theft by unauthorized taking, accomplice to theft by unauthorized taking and two counts of making a false report to law enforcement. At an arraignment last month, she entered pleas of not guilty to all charges.

Police responded on Sept. 9 at about 8:50 p.m. to a reported robbery with a firearm at the Burger King. The store manager had called 911 after Murdough reported that there had been a robbery at the drive-thru.

Several witnesses who spoke to police said Murdough was supposed to be in the back that night washing dishes but ended up working the drive-thru despite being told not to, according to the affidavit. They recalled Murdough using her cellphone a lot while on her shift and said she seemed unfazed by the robbery, while everyone else was shaken up.

Police said Murdough changed her story several times and that her reports about what had happened were inconsistent with the video surveillance footage they reviewed from the restaurant.

During a Sept. 10 interview with police, Murdough said she had received a call from a man who told her he needed cash and asked for her help in robbing Burger King, the affidavit says. She said she didn’t want to participate but was pressured into doing so.

Murdough also told police she had deleted all of the man’s information from her iPhone and Apple watch because she feared her boyfriend would find out she was “talking to another guy.” She reported that she had spoken with the man about the robbery while she continued to work, and told him that she had really messed it up.

Police seized both the iPhone and the watch as part of their investigation.

In a follow-up interview by phone a week later, Murdough reported that the first man whom she had identified was never actually involved in the robbery and that it was a different man, along with two other friends. She said the motive was drugs, and that she was supposed to get heroin in return for her efforts, the affidavit says.

Murdough told police she would come to the station to speak further with a detective but reports indicate she never did so.

Murdough is out of jail on bail conditions, to include no contact with employees of the Burger King. A dispositional conference in the case is scheduled for Feb. 6.

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