An employee of a Montgomery Plaza restaurant followed a robber Friday morning, helping patrol officers quickly arrest a suspect, police reported.
Justin Eugene Stevens, 26, of Fort Worth was arrested in the 2800 block of West Seventh Street. He faces two robbery charges.
The first holdup was reported at 7:17 a.m. at Chick-fil-A, 549 Carroll St. The robber gave a note to an employee saying that he had a gun and wanted all the money. The employee tried twice to open a register but then told the robber that the register had been locked. Another Chick-fil-A employee had activated a holdup alarm, police said.
The robber walked to the nearby Baker Bros. American Deli, 501 Carroll St., where he handed an employee the same note. The employee gave him cash.
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When the robber ran out, a Baker Bros. employee followed him and called in his location to police.
The suspect was arrested within a few minutes. Officers found the robbery note and cash taken from Baker Bros. No injuries were reported.
Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763