A Burger King cashier told deputies that she almost fainted when she turned around and saw, working next to her behind the counter, a man she recognized as the person who had robbed this same Grand Island restaurant last week.
The man was starting his first day on the job Wednesday at the Burger King on Grand Island Boulevard, which had been robbed on Jan. 6, according to the Erie County Sheriff's Department.
The cashier had been handed a note by a well-dressed bandit, wearing a white winter coat, shirt and tie, demanding all the money in her cash drawer.
He made off with $231.
Adam Ruiz, 29, of Staley Road, Grand Island, was arrested without incident at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Burger King, where he was going through training for employment.
Ruiz was arraigned in Grand Island Town Court on armed robbery charges on Thursday. Deputies said he was also being sought by Amherst authorities on a drug warrant.