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* David Lee McConnell Arrested by Santa Rosa Police for Alleged Robbery of Carl’s Jr.

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Police have arrested a man suspected of robbing a Santa Rosa Carl’s Jr. restaurant at gunpoint on Wednesday night. Officers responded to the fast food restaurant at 495 Stony Point  Road at about 9:20 p.m., Santa Rosa police said. Witnesses told police that a man had entered the restaurant, pointed a gun at two employees and demanded cash while another suspect waited in a van. The gunman left with a large amount of cash, police said. The employees and a customer who witnessed the robbery provided police with a description of the robber and the van, including a partial license plate number.

Officers sent the information to all Sonoma County law enforcement agencies and at about 10:20 p.m., a Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy spotted a 1989 Chevrolet van that matched the witnesses’ description, police said. The victims identified the driver of the van as the gunman, police said. He was identified as David Lee McConnell, 28, of Santa Rosa, and was arrested on suspicion of armed robbery and violation of probation. A search of McConnell’s home on Amoros Court yielded evidence related to the crime, according to police. McConnell was on probation for drug and traffic related offenses, police said.

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