Former Dunkin’ Donuts employee robs store after being fired for stealing from cash register


James Taylor 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A female employee at Dunkin’ Donuts called police after she was robbed by a former coworker.

The woman told police that her former coworker, who was recently fired for stealing from the cash register, returned armed with a gun.

James Taylor, 21, arrived at around 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, as the woman opened the Dunkin’ Donuts store in Immokalee, Florida.

Taylor, who was armed with a severed shotgun and wore a bandana over his face, held his former coworker at gunpoint.

Police said that Taylor, told the woman not to watch as he took all the money from the cash register and tip jar.

He then dragged his coworker into the store's office and made her unlock the door of the safe so he could steal more money.

Taylor fled with $350 in cash. The employee identified Taylor as his former coworker, and told the officers she feared for her life.

Officers found Taylor riding a bicycle a block from the crime scene. He was arrested and charged with grand theft, armed robbery and possession of a short-barreled shotgun, which is illegal in Florida.