The manager of a Pleasanton, Calif., McDonald's robbed his own store and then another at gunpoint, the Pleasanton Police Department said.
On Aug. 28 at 3 a.m., Felix Becerra, 42, allegedly donned a white mask and brandished "what appeared to be a small caliber revolver" to threaten employees at the drive-through window of the McDonald's he ran. According to a police advisory, he forced three workers to open a safe in the office so he could take the money. The suspect then herded the employees into the freezer and ordered them to stay there for 30 minutes, escaping with an undisclosed amount of cash, the report said. No one was injured.
Becerra's downfall was apparently attempting a similar heist Sept. 2 in San Mateo. Again he left with the money and no one was injured. This time, however, he was later apprehended in his vehicle by police and jailed. Cops say in the bulletin he fit the description of the suspect in the previous robbery and eventually confessed to both crimes.
The stolen money and a silver replica revolver were reportedly found in the car.
Becerra, also identified as Felix Jeronimo Gonzalez-Becerra in some reports, has pleaded not guilty to kidnapping and robbery in the San Mateo case, the Los Angeles Times reported, and he will be charged separately in the Pleasanton crime. He is being held without bail.
KTVU reports that he is scheduled for an Oct. 9 court appearance.