Police: San Benito man arrested for attempting to rob McDonald’s, Jack in the Box
Police arrested a 21-year-old San Benito man Wednesday morning after they say he admitted to attempting to rob two fast food joints while under the influence of Xanax.
Police say at about 1 a.m., Luis A. Martinez, while wearing dark sunglasses and a rag covering the lower half of his face, went through the drive-thru at the McDonald’s located on the 1100 block of South Business 77.
According to the employee, Martinez demanded money and made a gesture that he had a gun. The employee closed the window and called police.
Police say Martinez drove away and went to the Jack in the Box on the 800 block of South Sam Houston, where he, again, demanded money from an employee while at the drive-thru.
The Jack in the Box employee, too, shut the window and called police.
Responding police pulled over Martinez after they noticed he matched the description of the attempted robbery suspect.
During a search of his vehicle, police found prescription pills and held Martinez on a drug possession charge.
Police say during questioning, Martinez admitted he attempted to rob both restaurants and did so because he was under the influence of Xanax.
Martinez has been charged with two counts of robbery and one count of possession of a controlled substance.
Bond was set at $90,000.