McDonald’s burglar jailed for five years

It is the Hamburglar! Bungling ‘armed’ robber who burst into McDonald’s and demanded money… was compelled to purchase a cheeseburger so workers might open until

  • Daniel Parra-Braun, 37, raided the fast-food restaurant in Coventry for £136 
  • He positioned a observe on the counter which learn: ‘I’m armed. Give until money now’ 
  • However he was surprised when instructed the tills would not open till he purchased one thing
  • Parra-Braun ordered a cheeseburger, at a price of 99p, and handed over a £5 observe
  • The thief was jailed for 5 years after he admitted two prices of theft 

Daniel Parra-Braun, 37, burst into the fast-food restaurant in Coventry and positioned a observe on the counter which learn: ‘I’m armed. Give until money now’

A bungling robber who burst right into a McDonald’s and demanded money was was compelled to purchase a cheeseburger first so workers might open the until.

Daniel Parra-Braun, 37, burst into the fast-food restaurant in Coventry and positioned a observe on the counter which learn: ‘I’m armed. Give until money now.’

However he was left surprised when he was instructed the tills wouldn’t open except he purchased one thing off the menu.

Extremely, Parra-Braun ordered a 99p cheeseburger and even handed over a £5 observe earlier than making off with £136 in money.

The weird theft was one in all 4 Parra-Braun carried out within the metropolis in simply 12 hours earlier than being caught on June 16 final yr.

On Tuesday Parra-Braun, of Coventry, was jailed for 5 years after he admitted two prices of theft and two tried robberies at Warwick Crown Courtroom.

Choose Peter Cooke instructed him: ‘I settle for that this weird few hours in your life was the product of one thing of a psychiatric collapse you had suffered.

‘Your behaviour has that peculiar flavour to it and was not nearly acquiring cash.

But he was left stunned when he was told the tills would not open unless he bought something off the menu. Incredibly, Parra-Braun ordered a 99p cheeseburger and even handed over a £5 note before making off with £136 in cash (pictured: The Hamburglar)

However he was left surprised when he was instructed the tills wouldn’t open except he purchased one thing off the menu. Extremely, Parra-Braun ordered a 99p cheeseburger and even handed over a £5 observe earlier than making off with £136 in money (pictured: The Hamburglar) 

‘There isn’t a suggestion you produced or had a weapon, however the folks on the opposite finish of the threats have been to not know that.’

The court docket heard Parra-Braun struck on the McDonald’s on the Gallagher Retail Park in Coventry at 8pm on June 16.

He marched as much as the counter and handed a workers member a observe which learn: ‘I’m armed. Give until money now.’

He then instructed the terrified server: ‘Give me the cash from the until. You are going to should, I am armed.’

The person behind the counter stated he couldn’t open the until till a purchase order was made so Parra-Braun ordered a cheeseburger and gave him £5.

The assistant nonetheless didn’t hand over any cash, however the supervisor gave him £136 from the until, and Parra-Braun fled.

Earlier within the day, Parra-Braun additionally held up one other McDonald’s in addition to a bookmakers and a resort within the metropolis.

Parra-Braun ordered a 99p cheeseburger and even handed over a £5 note before making off with £136 in cash

Parra-Braun ordered a 99p cheeseburger and even handed over a £5 observe earlier than making off with £136 in money

Prosecutor Simon Burch stated Parra-Braun entered a William Hill bookmakers at 4.30pm.

He stated: ‘He put down a observe which learn: ‘I’m armed. The cash from the until please.’

‘Addressing a member of workers by her first title, along with his hand in his pocket to feign to have a weapon, he instructed her: ‘I do not wish to whack it out, I simply need the cash.”

He left with £170 in money however the workers recognised Parra-Braun as a daily who lived in a flat over the street.

Parra-Braun then held up the McDonald’s earlier than heading to the Premier Inn within the metropolis centre the place he once more handed over a observe to the receptionist which learn: ‘Until’.

The court heard Parra-Braun struck at the McDonald's on the Gallagher Retail Park in Coventry at 8pm on June 16

The court docket heard Parra-Braun struck on the McDonald’s on the Gallagher Retail Park in Coventry at 8pm on June 16

However he was compelled to flee empty-handed after being knowledgeable the resort had already taken the money to the financial institution.

Twenty minutes later he focused a metropolis centre McDonalds the place he handed a workers member a observe with: ‘armed’ and ‘cash’ written on it.

No money was handed over and the supervisor referred to as the police and Parra-Braun was arrested close by. The court docket heard that no weapon was discovered.

The court docket heard Parra-Braun had 11 convictions for offences together with theft.

Ian Windridge, defending, stated: ‘He has psychological well being circumstances, however they didn’t contribute to the offending, nor did they require hospital therapy.

‘He goes again to Coventry. He does not actually know what he is doing. He makes feedback and writes notes. He wasn’t in want of cash. It was a cry for assist, however not a considerable one.’