Suspects in Tacos El Rey armed robbery caught

Suspects in Tacos El Rey armed robbery caught

YAKIMA, Wash. - Police say two men held employees at Tacos El Rey restaurant at gunpoint last Sunday night, demanding money.

According to Yakima Police, Francisco Madrigal and Jesus Chavez attempted to rob the restaurant at around 11 p.m., but they didn't get very far.

Police said someone called to report suspicious activity going on at Tacos El Rey and police were able to act quickly.

When an officer arrived on the scene, he noticed the suspects running across the street.

The officer used his patrol car to stop Madrigal from fleeing.

Both Madrigal and Chavez appeared in court today charged with first degree robbery and six counts of first degree assault.

Yakima Police Spokesperson Mike Bastinelli said he is thankful for the fast call to police.

"A resident that saw something suspicious, took it upon themselves to call 911," he said. "Because of their quick action, we were able to get there quickly, arrest the suspects and retrieve the money."

According to police reports, the suspects stole $1,700 in cash but police were able to retrieve all the money and guns used.

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