Video: Restaurant customer shoots armed robber through drive-thru window

Police said someone in a Honda Accord shot the robber twice in the upper torso before he managed to flee from the scene


By Police1 Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A civilian shot a suspected armed robber after witnessing the robbery while in the drive-thru lane at a restaurant.

On Saturday, police said 60-year-old Steve Rodriguez, who was masked, entered the restaurant with a black revolver and demanded money from the employees, CBS Los Angeles reports. Police said a drive-thru customer in a Honda Accord was stopped in the restaurant's drive-thru lane by the window and witnessed the robbery happening.

Police said someone in the Accord shot the robber twice in the upper torso before he managed to flee from the scene. Rodriguez, who police believe is linked to four additional crimes in the area, was transported to a hospital in critical condition, but he’s expected to survive, according to the The Tribune.

The manager of the restaurant told KNBC that the stolen $274 was immediately recovered. 

Authorities haven’t identified the person in the Accord who fired at Rodriguez.

 

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