Masked Man on Bicycle Holds Up McDonald’s

A McDonald’s employee was robbed early Saturday by a man who approached the drive-through window wearing a mask and gloves, Orange County deputies said.

The man, later identified as 25-year-old Joshua Aponte, implied that he had a firearm while demanding money from the employee.

Deputies later found Aponte on Lake Underhill and Capehart roads.

He was taken to Orange County Jail and charged with robbery with threat of a weapon.

A McDonald’s manager reported the robbery around 3:45 a.m.

Witnesses told deputies they saw the suspect riding his bicycle across Goldenrod Road from a nearby Goodyear Tire property. He then traveled westbound on Lake Underhill Road.

When deputies caught up with Aponte on Lake Underhill and Capehart roads, he was sweating profusely.

They later found his bicycle, a bag of money, gloves and a jacket behind a green electrical box about 10 feet away from the intersection.

“Deputies also located a mask on the ground behind Goodyear Tire, where Aponte had apparently gone after the robbery,” an incident report said.



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