Joshua Burgos, a 14-year-old boy in Fall River, went inside a McDonald’s on Plymouth Ave. Wednesday and allegedly robbed the restaurant at gunpoint. This teenager, who was wearing a ski mask, also pistol-whipped the manager in the face, according to the Herald News.
After, he commanded the manager to lead him to the safe. That was when Burgos took the money and left the store on foot. Police officers were able to arrest him when they saw him running from the store.
Now Burgos will be tried as an adult. “A Bristol County grand jury indicted Joshua Burgos, 14, under the state’s youthful offender law, which means that Burgos’ case will be handled with the same rules — and potential criminal sentences — as an adult’s case,” said the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office.
Burgos is currently locked up and will be in court March 21 in Fall River Juvenile Court. During that dangerousness hearing, prosecutors will argue that he should remain behind bars without bail for 90 days because he is a danger to the community.
This teen has been charged with “masked and armed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, carrying an illegal firearm, carrying a loaded illegal firearm and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.”