BCSO: Man who showed up late to first day of work at McDonald's robs another location

Twin brothers arrested, charged

By Mariah Medina - Digital Journalist

BEXAR COUNTY, Texas - Editor's Note: This report has been updated to reflect new information from the Bexar County Sheriff's Office. Officials initially said Rey Gomez-Beltran was a suspect in the aggravated robbery. On Saturday, officials clarified that Rey Gomez-Beltran is not considered a suspect in the robbery and was arrested on an unrelated warrant and on charges stemming from the chase.

Authorities said a 19-year-old who was sent home for being tardy for his first day of work at a Northwest Side McDonald's robbed another location 5 miles away.

Deputies were called to a McDonald's off of Loop 1604 and Ralph Fair Road on Thursday for a reported aggravated robbery. According to an arrest affidavit, David Gomez-Beltran went to the McDonald's dressed in an employee uniform and carrying a white backpack and told the manager he was sent to the restaurant from another location to help. 

The shift manager told Gomez-Beltran he would need to fill out paperwork and walked toward the restaurant's kitchen area when, according to court documents, Gomez-Beltran pulled out a black handgun.

The shift manager told deputies Gomez-Beltran put the gun to her side and told her to give him all the money in the safe. She complied and he made off with $1,500, according to court documents.

Managers from McDonald's RIM location arrived at the Ralph Fair Road location and reviewed surveillance video of the robbery, the affidavit said. One of the managers from the RIM location recognized Gomez-Beltran as the new employee managers had sent home earlier in the day for reporting to work late.

The manager said that as Beltran-Gomez was waiting for his ride, he asked a series of questions about security cameras and protocol, should the restaurant be robbed.

Authorities obtained Gomez-Beltran's address and saw that Gomez-Beltran's brother, Rey Gomez-Beltran, was a five-year employee of McDonald's and was wanted on an outstanding warrant for assault causing bodily injury.

When deputies located the brothers' vehicle, they attempted to pull the vehicle over, but the driver refused to stop and hit at least two cars before wrecking out. Deputies said Rey Gomez-Beltran was behind the wheel and David Gomez-Beltran was a passenger in the vehicle. 

David Gomez-Beltran suffered a broken leg in the crash.

According to arrest documents, authorities recovered a black Glock handgun under the passenger's seat.

Rey Gomez-Beltran was arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, evading arrest and assault causing bodily injury.

David Gomez-Beltran is charged with aggravated robbery.

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