Police Arrest 2 on Suspicion of Robbing Carl’s Jr., Forcing Employees in Freezer

The girlfriend of one of the suspects was also arrested; she was a Carl’s Jr. employee present during the armed robbery, police report.

Three people were arrested Wednesday suspected of planning to rob and robbing Carl’s Jr. in west Roseville in July and ordering employees and a customer into the freezer. One of the suspects arrested was a Carl’s Jr. employee present during the armed robbery and a girlfriend of one of the suspected robbers, according to Roseville Police.

About 9 a.m. July 22, two armed men entered the Carl’s Jr. on Foothills Boulevard and Baseline Road in Roseville, robbed the fast-food restaurant and locked two employees and one customer in the freezer, according to police. They wore masks and gloves and one suspect was armed with a handgun, while the other had a knife.

The suspects also took the customer’s cell phone and wallet during the robbery.

Roseville Police investigated the incident and arrested three people Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 19. Tito Luis Ruiz Hernandez, 22, of Elk Grove, and Seville Dupree Butler, 23, of Sacramento, were arrested on suspicion of carrying out the robbery. Butler’s girlfriend, 21-year-old Maria Isabel Perez-Vasquez was also arrested on suspicion of helping them plan and carry out the robbery. Perez-Vasquez was one of the restaurant employees present when the restaurant was robbed, according to Roseville Police.

The three were arrested on Placer Superior Court warrants charging robbery, conspiracy, and special allegations of using a firearm and a dangerous weapon in the commission of the robbery.  They're each being held in the Placer County Jail on $100,000 bail.


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