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Two suspects arrested in armed robbery at McDonald's
Yuma police have arrested two suspects for the weekend armed robbery of a fast-food burger restaurant.
According to Sgt. Leanne Worthen, a spokeswoman for the Yuma Police Department, shortly after 8 a.m. Sunday officers were dispatched to the McDonald's at 2560 S. 4th Ave. for a report of an armed robbery involving a knife.
Once on scene, officers determined that two men — one armed with a knife — threatened a man who was at the location and demanded money from him. The victim, however, was able to escape and notify others to contact the police.
“The victim was an employee,” Worthen said.
Officers searched the area, quickly found two suspects who matched the assailants' descriptions and took them into custody.
Joaquin Flores, 26, and Edward Stephen Nunez, 28, were booked into the Yuma County Detention Center on charges that included armed robbery.
Flores and Nunez, both with lengthy criminal records, are scheduled to be arraigned in Yuma Justice Court on Tuesday afternoon.
Worthen said Sunday's armed robbery is not believed to be connected to last month's armed robbery at the Domino's Pizza, 712 S. 4th Ave.
“The two cases don't appear to be related,” Worthen said. “(The Domino's armed robbery) is still an ongoing investigation.”
YPD encourages anyone with information about this case to call Detective Valenzuela at 373-4701, or 78-CRIME to remain anonymous.
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