An Oakland man has been arrested on suspicion of robbing a McDonald's in San Mateo and a McDonald's in Pleasanton. Felix Jeronimo Gonzalez-Becerra, who police say is the manager at the McDonald's at 6800 Santa Rita Road in Pleasanton, has been arrested on Sept. 2 robbery charges.
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On September 2, San Mateo Police received a report of a robbery at the McDonald's located at 1234 W. Hillsdale Blvd., around 10:30 p.m., according to a statement released by San Mateo Police.
According to police, the suspect robbed the employees in the restaurant at gunpoint, taking an undisclosed amount of money and forcing them into the freezer. The suspect fled the scene in a dark colored Chrysler PT Cruiser.
An officer in the area spotted the suspect's vehicle as it approached the San Mateo Bridge. Police say officers stopped the vehicle, later arresting the driver, Felix Jeronimo Gonzalez-Becerra, on suspicion of armed robbery. Police recovered money, a backpack, replica handgun and a black "hoodie" sweatshirt during the arrest of Gonzalez-Becerra.
Gonzalez-Becerra was booked into the San Mateo County Jail.
According to Pleasanton Police investigators, Gonzalez-Becerra is the manager for the McDonald’s located at 6800 Santa Rita Road in Pleasanton, which was robbed by a masked gunman on Aug. 28. While in custody at the jail, police say Gonzalez-Becerra confessed to robbing the McDonald’s in Pleasanton. Police say criminal charges against Gonzalez-Becerra will be sought with the Alameda County District Attorney's office for the Pleasanton robbery.