PALMDALE – A Lancaster teen was arrested Sunday afternoon after witnesses identified him as the robber who held up a Burger King restaurant in Palmdale, authorities said.
Ruben Hernandez was arrested around 4:30 p.m. Sunday, and deputies searched the 18-year-old and recovered an amount of cash consistent with the amount taken in the robbery, according to a press release from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station. Read it below:
Palmdale Station Patrol Deputies arrested the suspect of a robbery that occurred at Burger King Restaurant at 39519 10th Street West, Palmdale.
At approximately 3:50 p.m., suspect Ruben Hernandez, a Lancaster city resident, entered the Burger King near the corner of 10th St West and Rancho Vista Boulevard.
Suspect Hernandez approached the two cashiers and demanded money from the register. Suspect Hernandez threatened to shoot the cashiers, however, no weapon was seen. The suspect ran from the location after obtaining a small amount of US currency.
Deputies searched the area, and Palmdale Deputy G. Munoz saw Suspect Hernandez jumping the fence out of Juniper Middle School at Willowvale Road and Palm Tree Way. Deputy Munoz identified the suspect, based on the matching physical description given by the cashiers, and detained him.
Deputy Munoz searched the suspect and recovered an amount of cash consistent with the amount taken in the robbery. There were no weapons recovered.
Suspect Hernandez was positively identified by the victims, and was arrested and charged with robbery – 211PC.
Suspect Hernandez was booked at Palmdale Station, held on $50,000 bail.
Ruben Hernandez is due in an Antelope Valley courtroom on Tuesday, Jan. 7 to face charges.