Pleasanton police will charge the manager of the McDonald's restaurant on Pimlico Drive for an Aug. 28 armed robbery of the local restaurant after he confessed to similar holdup in San Mateo.
Felix Becerra, 42, confessed to Pleasanton officers after being caught in San Mateo.
In both cases, a suspect entered the restaurant and brandished a small caliber revolver.
In the local case, the man entered the store at about 3 a.m., wearing white cloth gloves and a white, full-face mask. He forced three employees into the office and demanded they open the safe, took cash, then ordered them into the store's freezer, telling them not to come out for 30 minutes. No one was hurt, and an undisclosed amount of cash was taken.
The San Mateo holdup took place at about 10:34 p.m. Sept. 2. As in the first case, the man pointed a gun at employees and ordered them into the freezer. He held the manager at gunpoint, forced him to open the cash register, and fled in a dark-colored PT Cruiser.
Becerra is being held at the San Mateo County Jail. Criminal charges will be sought through the Alameda County District Attorney's office against him for the Pleasanton robbery.