Man who robbed 10 fast-food restaurants at gunpoint in a month now in custody, Dallas police say

Update: Revised at 1:50 p.m. March 30 to include information about Anthony Barnes’ charges and bail.

A man was taken into custody Tuesday after police say he robbed 10 fast-food restaurants in Dallas and Farmers Branch over a month.

Anthony Barnes, 25, faces one count of aggravated robbery and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He does not have an attorney listed in court records.

Dallas police said Barnes robbed each restaurant at gunpoint and drove off in a gray Kia Soul. Authorities had obtained search warrants for his home and car, police said.

Police said Barnes’ spree began the evening of Feb. 27, when he robbed a Burger King in east Oak Cliff. About two weeks later, he robbed two Wendy’s locations, one in northwest Dallas and one in Farmers Branch, police said.

Later that week, Barnes held up two Taco Cabanas — one in the Stemmons Corridor and one in west Oak Cliff — and a Burger King in Far North Dallas, police said.

On March 21, Barnes robbed a Burger King in northwest Dallas, a Jack in the Box in the Love Field area, and a McDonald’s in west Oak Cliff, according to police.

The last robbery occurred at a Burger King in Red Bird on Sunday afternoon, police said.

It’s unclear how much was stolen from the eateries.

Barnes remained in jail Wednesday, with bail set at more than $1 million.

Police Chief Eddie García congratulated his officers on making the arrest.

“This arrest should send a continued, strong message that the Dallas Police Department, along with our community, will not tolerate this criminal behavior,” he said in a written statement.

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