Glendora Police have announced the arrest of three suspects in an armed robbery at McDonald’s early Sunday morning.
One of the three people arrested was identified as a former employee of the McDonald’s, according to Glendora Police. All three were booked on suspicion of robbery.
Police report two robberies had occurred at the McDonald’s, 1835 East Route 66, over the course of a week.
The most recent armed robbery occurred about five minutes after midnight, Dec. 7. One male suspect entered the McDonald’s reportedly armed with a knife and walked directly to where the safe is located, said Corporal Shawna Celello of the Glendora Police Department.
A lone employee was inside just after closing time.
“An employee encounters him and he orders the employee to open the safe,” Celello said.
The suspect escaped with about $1,400 and fled eastbound out of the McDonald’s on foot.
Detectives later identified a female driver involved in the robberies and also were able to identify a second female who is the ex-employee, Celello said.
The description of the male suspect matched the description of another robbery that occurred at the same McDonald’s Nov. 30, the first robbery occurring around five minutes before Midnight, Celello said.
In the Nov. 30 robbery, the male suspect simulated a weapon, Celello said. The loss was $1,500.
Detectives arrested Amparo Estevane, 21, from San Bernardino, Bryce Potter, 21, from Covina, and Mikal Dunmore, 21, from Pomona. Dunmore was additionally charged with violation of his parole and is being held without bail.
All three are scheduled to appear in Citrus Municipal Court Dec. 9.