Teen employee arrested in Fort Myers McDonald’s robbery

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FORT MYERS, Fla. – A teenage employee working the cash register at a McDonald’s located at 1190 S Cleveland Ave. was in on the armed robbery of the restaurant Monday, deputies said.

William Trout
William Trout

William Trout, who turns 18 Friday of 67 First St., was arrested and is facing charges for armed robbery, conspiracy and perjury, according to Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers. His is the second arrest after deputies were tipped off to 14-year-old Angel Pacheco, of 5541 Fifth Ave.

Pacheco was allegedly captured on surveillance video, where a man is seeing running up to a McDonald’s drive-through window and pointing a handgun at the employee. That employee was Trout, according to deputies who accuse him of playing role in the planning of the heist.

Pacheco is facing armed robbery charges. He was arrested twice for burglary when he was 12 years old, according to deputies.

It is unknown how much cash the alleged duo made off with. Below is footage of the alleged inside job from two angles:

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