A Taco Bell sticker on a phone, along with alert drive-thru customers, helped police capture a suspect in an armed robbery, where four employees were kidnapped at gunpoint.
Phoenix police reported that on September 29, two suspects entered a Taco Bell near 35th and Southern avenues armed with a handgun and rifle.
The suspects ordered the four employees to open the safe and the cash register, which the employees were unable to do. The men then reportedly forced the employees at gunpoint into a bathroom, as they stole several items from them.
Police say customers in the drive-thru saw what was happening and contacted police. The suspects fled as officers approached. During a search of the area, police found the rifle but not the men.
As police were breaking down the search, they saw a car parked near the restaurant with the "windows completely fogged up." An officer made contact with the man inside, later identified as 23-year-old Baidy Noctar Sy, who police say matched the description given by the victims.
When police asked for his identification, Sy told them it was in the center console of the car. Police looked and saw several cell phones, one with a Taco Bell sticker on it. This reportedly matched the description of a phone stolen from one of the employees.
Sy has been charged with several counts of kidnapping and armed robbery.