LACEY - Lacey police arrested a man on Golf Club Place Southeast on Friday afternoon after he allegedly robbed the Wendy’s fast food restaurant on Sleater-Kinney Road at gunpoint.
The man entered the Wendy’s, started waving a gun around, and announced “this is a stickup,” according to Lacey police Lt. Jim Mack. No one was injured during the robbery, which occurred about 2:45 p.m.
Responding Lacey police arrested Ricky Dante Pinkney at gunpoint on Golf Club Place shortly after the robbery and recovered a loaded handgun and cash thought to have been stolen during the robbery, Mack said.
Pinkney, 28, was booked at the Thurston County Jail on Friday on suspicion of first-degree robbery.
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The eatery was closed Friday afternoon as Lacey police interviewed witnesses. They told police that Pinkney had been inside the Wendy’s earlier Friday, inquiring about a job application, Mack said.
Employees at Wendy’s declined to comment Friday. Mack said robbery witnesses were upset by the suspect wielding his gun in a threatening manner.