Arrests made in Morgan Hill fast-food restaurant robberies

MORGAN HILL – A pair of 23-year-old Morgan Hill men were arrested on suspicion of robbing the same fast-food restaurant twice in the past month, police said.

The robberies occurred Dec. 13 and Dec. 20 at the Burger King at 1107 Cochrane Road in Morgan Hill, the Morgan Hill Police Department said in a news release Tuesday.

The suspects demanded money and employees provided cash from the registers, according to police. Both times, the suspects escaped on foot.

Police said an investigation led to the identification of both suspects. They were arrested Dec. 21 in Morgan Hill.

During a search of one suspect’s residence, officers seized a loaded AR-15 rifle, large capacity magazines and numerous rounds of ammunition, according to police.

Both suspects were booked into Santa Clara County jail on charges of robbery, burglary and conspiracy, as well as violating their probation. One of the suspects was also booked on charges of unlawful possession of an assault weapon, unlawful possession of ammunition by a prohibited person and possession of a large-capacity magazine.

The investigation is continuing. Police are urging anyone with information related to the case to contact Detective Adrian Sapien at 669-253-4995 or [email protected].

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