Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Fast-food employee steals robbery getaway car

Fast-food employee steals robbery getaway car

A Burger King employee has foiled a robbery at the fast-food restaurant by stealing the thieves' getaway car at a branch in Stockton, California.

Faced with two armed robbers storming through the front door demanding cash, the unidentified employee fled out the back and came across the car, which had been left running.

While the suspects were busy emptying the tills, the quick-thinking burger-flipper jumped inside the vehicle and parked it around the block, hiding it from sight.

The robbers, Jeremy Lovitt and Gabriel Gonzales, 23 and 19 years old respectively, were then forced to flee on foot, and were eventually caught in a nearby field by police officers.

Speaking to CBS Sacramento, Police officer Joe Silva praised the actions of the Burger King worker, and said: "The quick action from this employee did allow our officers to get on scene and arrest the suspects."

All of the money taken in the robbery was recovered at the scene and returned to the restaurant.

With some witnesses claiming the bungling duo should make an appearance on 'America's Dumbest Criminals', both Lovitt and Gonzales are refusing interview requests as they await trial in San Joaquin County Jail

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