Late last year, members of the San Mateo Police Department arrested a 43-year old McDonalds manager because they believed he had held two restaurants at gunpoint.
Sources within the department said that man, Felix Becerra was the prime suspect in the crimes. On the day the second incident took place, employees said an armed man entered the fast food eatery and forced them into the refrigerator. Another employee was ordered to open and empty the safe.
The suspect was also believed to have ties to an August robbery that happened in Pleasanton. In that instance a man with a gun climbed through the drive through window in the early morning hours, pointed his weapon at them and ordered they turn over their cash. He also forced them to enter the freezer; they were told to not come out for at least a half hour.
Becerra was eventually arrested after his car was pulled over in San Leandro. A search of the car uncovered money, a weapon and the clothes he was seen wearing in one of the robberies.
He was booked into the San Mateo County Jail on a number of charges, including robbery and kidnapping. His bail bonds were substantial and he was not able to hire a bondsman.
Authorities say he was sentenced last week and will serve seven years behind bars.
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