Two violent felons were apprehended Friday after they tried to rob a Milford restaurant at gunpoint. Thanks to an armed customer, the black thugs were stopped in the act and nobody was hurt or killed.
Police say 21-year-old Royshon Ferguson and 22-year-old Gregory McLaurin were arrested Friday after committing armed robbery at the Smashburger at 1590 Boston Post Road. Ferguson and McLaurin entered the Smashburger armed with a .22 caliber handgun and told all workers and customers to go to the kitchen.
Next, McLaurin ordered the manager to open the safe or he would shoot her in the head. The manager did as instructed and opened the safe. McLaurin took money from the safe while Ferguson went to the front of the restaurant to rob the cash registers.
Police say that is when a permitted pistol carrying customer saw the opportunity to save the workers and customers from being shot and killed by the dangerous felons. He drew his firearm and pointed it at McLaurin who panicked and ran away.
The armed customer chased after McLaurin until he was out of the building leaving Ferguson behind. The customer then went after Ferguson who also panicked. The armed customer said he was able to hold Ferguson down and knock the .22 caliber gun from his hand.
McLaurin and Ferguson both eventually got away but were later caught by police K-9s in the woods. Ferguson was charged with Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, Threatening, Larceny, Kidnapping with a Firearm, Conspiracy to Commit Kidnapping with a Firearm, Carrying a Pistol without a Permit, Carrying a Dangerous Weapon and Interfering with an Officer.
Mclaurin was charged with Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, Threatening, Larceny, Conspiracy to Commit Larceny, Kidnapping with a Firearm, Conspiracy to Commit Kidnapping with a Firearm, Carrying a Pistol without a Permit, Criminal Mischief and Interfering with an Officer.
Both men were jailed on a $500,000 bond each. In addition to the charges against the two robbers, two employees of Smashburger were also charged after they pocketed some of the loose money from the safe in the chaos.
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26-year-old Jamal McNeil and 19-year-old Casey Deloma were both charged with larceny and conspiracy to commit larceny but released on a promise to appear.
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