Erratic driving leads to arrest in robbery of Flagler Street McDonald’s


Three men were arrested on Wednesday in connection with a robbery at a McDonald’s on Flagler Street Tuesday morning and police are investigating whether the suspects are responsible for similar fast food hold-ups.

The suspects have been identified as: Eddie Lee Tomasiv, 19, and cousins Leon Westbrook, 19, and Alex Westbrook, 22. All face multiple robbery charges.

Miami police said the trio arrived at the McDonald’s at 1016 W. Flagler St. around 3:40 a.m. One suspect threw a rock into the front glass door shattering it.

The other two subjects then entered the restaurant and held employees at gunpoint.

The subjects then took the employees laptops, cell phones and an undisclosed amount of money. No customers were robbed.

The suspects then left the restaurant in a dark colored Cadillac, which was spotted moments later by a police officer driving erratically.

The officer conducted a traffic stop and recognized that the subjects matched the description of a robbery BOLO alert that was read out to officers over the police radio.

Detectives then confirmed that the three subjects were indeed responsible for the robbery at the McDonald’s.

Police said the men are suspects in another robbery hours earlier at a McDonald’s on 3200 S. Dixie Hghwy and a third days before in North Miami.

Anyone with information on the robberies is urged to contact the Miami police robbery unit at 305-603-6370.

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