WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Three men were arrested Thursday after they walked into Five Guys Burgers and Fries restaurant shortly after midnight demanding money and showing a large-frame revolver.
The three men, who entered with their faces masked by bandanas and their hands in rubber gloves, fled from the Main Street restaurant on foot after they had coerced staff into giving them an undisclosed amount of cash, according to Detective Eric Fischer.
Someone alerted White Plains police as the robbery occurred. About ten officers gathered detailed descriptions of the suspects from surveillance cameras at Five Guys. Minutes later the three were arrested.
Police arrested two other people after learning that they were also involved in the stick-up. One of the five alleged robbers was believed to be an employee at Five Guys Burgers and Fries. Police would not say what the role was of the two robbers who were not in the store.
Timothy Crawford, 26 of White Plains, Lannay Wiggins, 25, of White Plains, Ricardo St. Louis, 25, of Mount Vernon, Anthony Bush, 24 of Greenburgh and Marcus Beechum, 22, of Greenburgh were arrested and charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree criminal use of a fire arm and fourth-degree conspiracy. The first two charges are class b felonies.
Police recovered a 44-caliber handgun, a little more than $37,000 in cash and most of the bandanas, gloves and clothing used by the alleged robbers. Officers are still investigating how much money was stolen.
Anyone with information should call the White Plains Police Detective unit at (914) 422-6223. All calls will be kept confidential.
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