Guy suspected of robbing Domino’s in Indio was Facebook friends with employee

It’s always strange when you run into a “friend” from Facebook in real life. “Hey, it’s you, I think, from the occasional post on my feed,” you should say, but don’t because maybe they think of you as a real friend because you are awesome. We all have so many social media connections nowadays – Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, and those assholes who keep trying to sell you shit on LinkedIn – that you are bound to run into someone you are connected with, maybe even during a robbery.

That’s what happened last week in Indio when a man identified as Anthony Quintana tried to rob a Domino’s Pizza with another man, reports The Desert Sun. The employee of the pizza joint recognized him from Facebook and, after he tried (and failed) to take money from the restaurant, police were able to use Quintana’s Facebook account to identify the second suspect: Angel Fernandez.

On Tuesday, August 8, 2017 around 6:30 p.m., IPD received a 9-1-1 call regarding an attempted armed robbery that just…

Posted by Indio Police Department on Thursday, August 10, 2017

According to police, Quintana and Fernandez entered the Domino’s location with a weapon and demanded money. When the store clerk struggled to open the register, the pair left without any money. The two men then held up a Dollar Tree store a short distance away and left with about $300. A Dollar Tree employee confirmed it was the same two men after watching surveillance video from Domino’s.

Fernandez was arrested the day after the robbery. Quintana is still at large.  Anyone who spots him should immediately call 9-1-1 or the Indio Police Department at (760) 391-4051.


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