A 29-year-old Moreno Valley man has been arrested in a string of multiple fast food holdups in Riverside, authorities said Saturday.
Gabriel Molina was arrested Jan. 27 at his home in the 24000 block of Myers Avenue in Moreno Valley after allegedly committing an armed robbery, according to the Riverside Police Department.
Molina was arrested on suspicion of armed robbery, kidnapping to commit robbery, carjacking and assault with a deadly weapon and was being held on a $250,000 bail, authorities said.
Officers said that during the robberies, the suspect entered the restaurants, produced a handgun and demanded money from the cash registers and safe before forcing employees into a back room and fleeing the area. During some of the robberies, the suspect allegedly forced employees to give him their car keys and fled in their vehicles.
Molina is suspected in the following robberies:
— June 1, 2022, around 9 a.m. at a Baker’s fast food restaurant at 5135 Jurupa Ave.;
— June 30, 2022, around 9:30 a.m. at a Baker’s fast food restaurant at 3522 Adams St.;
— Nov. 25, 2022, around 10:30 a.m. at a Del Taco at 9002 Arlington Ave.
Authorities reported three additional robberies at fast food locations in Riverside on Dec. 8, Dec. 22 and Dec. 29.
The investigation was ongoing and anyone with additional information was encouraged to contact Detective Richard Glover at 951-353-7134 or Officer Chris Moberg at 951-826-8719. Anonymous tips can be made through email at RPDTips@RiversideCA.gov.