LL police arrest Burger King robbery suspect

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Less than a week after a man robbed the Burger King in Los Lunas, a suspect has been arrested and charged.

On May 19, Los Lunas police responded to the fast-food restaurant in reference to a reported robbery.

According to employees, a Hispanic male, wearing a white shirt, blue jeans and a yellow reflective safety vest, walked up to the drive-thru window.

A female employee opened the window to assist the man, who demanded money. A a second employee walked up to assist his co-worker by opening the register.

The man reached in through the drive-thru window and grabbed the cash drawer from the register.

The suspect was last seen walking south on N.M. 47.

On May 24, Los Lunas police detectives located the vehicle used during the crime. Upon further investigation, it was learned that 32-year-old Ramon Acosta, of Los Lunas, had been driving the 2003 Jaguar that was seen in video footage of a surrounding business near Burger King on the night of the robbery.

Los Lunas police Detective Denise Romero said Acosta was located in custody at the Metro Detention Center in Albuquerque and interviewed, admitting to committing the robbery.

" … Acosta cooperated fully with the detectives and stated he acted alone," the press release said.

Acosta will be charged with robbery and tampering with evidence.