Crime

Suspect arrested in Montgomery Plaza holdups

Fort Worth police converge on the block on West Seventh Street where a robbery suspect was arrested Friday morning.
Fort Worth police converge on the block on West Seventh Street where a robbery suspect was arrested Friday morning. Fort Worth police

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.

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

Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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