Just come out of the toilet at McDonalds in Peterborough to armed police. Place got robbed whilst I was in there. And it's my birthday.
1. Jon Benson had a lucky escape after he decided to use the toilet in a McDonald’s in Peterborough.
The 39-year-old emerged from the lavatory to discover an armed robber had stormed the restaurant in Eastgate.
He told Peterborough Today: “I had been in there just 10 minutes and when I came out the place was deserted.
“The staff and customers were in the car park and there were two armed police officers. The atmosphere was really tense.
3. “As I came out everyone turned to look at me but no one spoke or approached me.
“I decided that I was going to leave but as I drove out I spoke to a member of staff who was putting cones across the car park entrance.
“She was terrified and shaking and told me that a guy with a shotgun had carried out an armed robbery.”
5. He added: “I was in Peterborough on work. I have never visited the city before and thought I’d just freshen up and have a coffee before I went back home. It’s so weird and it’s my birthday.
“But it was a memorable day. I was driving up to Peterborough feeling a little disappointed that birthdays are a bit flat the older you get.
“At least I had a good story to tell my family over dinner.”
Cambridgeshire Police confirmed to BuzzFeed two men had been arrested on suspicion of robbery and released on bail.