Photo: LATINO BLOTTER: Burger King Bandits Foiled When Employee Hides Their Car
A pair of robbers were easily captured by police last week after an employee of the fast food restaurant they were robbing managed to hide their getaway car.
On Thursday, 19-year-old Gabriel Gonzalez and 23-year-old Jeremy Lovitt held up a Stockton, California Burger King. Hoping to steal the money and make a quick getaway, the robbers left their vehicle running just outside the restaurant.
As Gonzalez and Lovitt held the Burger King’s manager and another employee at gunpoint, a third employee was able to sneak out through a back door. Once outside, the employee says he saw the running vehicle and figured it was the robbers’.
Acting quickly, he got in and drove the car around the corner, hiding it from the thieves.
When Gonzalez and Lovitt ran outside and realized their car was now gone, they took off on foot. Shortly after, police were able to catch up to them just a few blocks away.
They were arrested and taken to San Joaquin County Jail. The two have been charged with armed robbery.