Burger King Employee Foils Robbery by Stealing Thieves’ Getaway Car

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0  Updated at 10:02 am, May 27th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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Scott Olson/Getty Images(STOCKTON, Calif.) — A fast food employee is being lauded by police for his fast thinking after foiling a robbery at a Burger King in Stockton, Calif.

As two hamburlgars stormed the restaurant brandishing guns and demanding cash, one employee snuck out a back door, according to local media.

The employee found the thieves still running getaway vehicle in the store’s parking lot, hopped in a drove off hiding the car around the block.

“I haven’t heard of any employee actually leaving a business, getting inside the suspect vehicle and trying to hide it,” Stockton officer Joe Silva told reporters.

When the alleged thieves realized their car had been taken, then took off on foot and hid in a nearby field.

Police soon found the two suspects, Gabriel Gonzalez and Jeremy Lovitt, and arrested them.  They’ve been charged with armed robbery.

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