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2 female Burger King employees lock colleagues in freezer before stealing cash from safe

By Mason White 7:17 PM October 31, 2015
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By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) Two female Burger King employees were arrested on a charge of armed robbery after allegedly forcing their colleagues into a freezer before stealing cash from the store’s safe, police in New Mexico said.

Socorro police said that they have arrested Francis Dunaway and Jacqueline Ochoa, after being accused of teaming up to steal cash from the Burger King located at 1020 N California Street.

The incident began on Wednesday around 10:00 p.m., when police received a call about a tree that was intentionally set on fire.

While police were investigating, the thieves broke into the back of the Burger King and forced the employees into a freezer. One of the thieves was armed with a gun.

In a surveillance video that was handed over to the police, one of the three thieves can be seen forcing employees into the freezer while the other two and ran to get the money from a cash register and the safe.

They tried to take the money from the cash register, but couldn’t. They then went to the safe, which was left open. They took $1,000 before fleeing from the scene.

After a police investigation, officers discovered that the robbery was an inside job done by Francis Dunaway. Dunaway admitted that she knew they were coming and opened the back door and the safe.

Jacqueline Ochoa, a former employee of Burger King, also participated in the robbery.

Ochoa is accused of emptying the safe while the other two suspects, Guillermo Rojas and Derick Garcia, tried to open the cash register.

Both women were arrested, but Rojas and Garcia are still at large.