Friday, January 13, 2006

Gimme all yer money...and a job

Job trainee accused of robbing restaurant that hired him

GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (AP) - The Burger King worker thought the new guy working alongside her looked familiar. That's because he was the same guy who had robbed the restaurant a week earlier.

Erie County sheriff's deputies say that's the scene that played out Wednesday at the Burger King in Grand Island, near Buffalo, when 29-year-old Adam Ruiz showed up for his first day of work.

A female cashier told deputies she almost fainted when she turned around and saw Ruiz working next to her behind the counter. She told authorities it was the same man who had handed her a note demanding money while she was on duty last Friday.

The robber made off with more than 200 dollars.

After recognizing Ruiz as the alleged robber, the woman had a co-worker call 9-1-1. Deputies arrested Ruiz at the Burger King, where he was going through on-the-job training.
He was arraigned yesterday on armed robbery charges.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Sons of Dean said...

Only yesterday a MCdonald restaurent in Copenhagen where robbed by a 46-year old postman, who escaped into a Burger King two blocks away.
He was arrested while paying for a "Kids Meal".

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