Teenager accused in violent Fall River robbery ordered held
FALL RIVER, Mass. —
A teenager accused of pistol-whipping a McDonald's manager thenordering him to open a safe and hand over money was ordered held without bail.
Joshua Burgos, 14, appeared at a dangerousness hearing at FallRiver Juvenile Court on Thursday. A judge said Burgos was dangerous to thepublic.
Burgos is accused of masked and armed robbery, assault and batterywith a dangerous weapon, carrying an illegal firearm, carrying a loaded illegalfirearm and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Police say Burgos entered a McDonald's restaurant on PlymouthAvenue in Fall River early March 13 wearing a ski mask and carrying a loaded.380 caliber handgun.
According to authorities, Burgos approached the manager, hit himin the face with his gun, and ordered the manager to take him to the safe. Theteenager took an undetermined amount of cash and fled on foot.
Police, who were called to the restaurant after receiving a 911call, spotted Burgos running from the area. Police said Burgos was carrying aduffle bag, which was holding the gun and the money.