Burger King Worker Hid Robbers' Getaway Car: Cops

Forcing alleged robbers to flee on foot; they didn't make it far

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted May 28, 2013 9:02 AM CDT

(Newser) – As far as foiled crimes go, this one belongs in the Hall of Fame: After allegedly robbing a Stockton, Calif., Burger King on Thursday night, two men emerged to find their getaway car had vanished. CBS Sacramento reports that Gabriel Gonzalez, 19, and Jeremy Lovitt, 23, then attempted to flee the scene on foot, but were apprehended by police in a nearby field. So what happened to their car?

As the men allegedly forced two employees to hand over money from the cash register and safe, a third employee ran outside—where he found their running car and drove it around the block and out of sight, reports the Record. "I haven’t heard of any employee actually leaving a business, getting inside the suspect vehicle, and trying to hide it," says a Stockton officer.

In a Sept. 2, 2010  file photo,  Burger King franchise logo is seen in Los Angeles.
In a Sept. 2, 2010 file photo, Burger King franchise logo is seen in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes., File)
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