A 29-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after stealing about $70 from Carl’s Jr. in Atascadero at knifepoint, fleeing the scene and attempting to carjack a driver, police said.
About 5:20 p.m., Atascadero police responded to the restaurant at 7085 El Camino Real and saw the man, later identified as Roberto Ramos, running away from the business.
A Carl’s Jr. employee told officers Ramos used a knife and demanded money from the employees, according to a release from the Atascadero Police Department.
Ramos reportedly ran into the nearby Vons parking lot and pulled a knife on another man, demanding the man give Ramos his car keys. The man gave Ramos the keys just as officers were pulling up to the location, the release said.
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Ramos was arrested on suspicion of armed robbery and attempted carjacking. He was booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail and bail was set at $100,000.
Correction: An earlier version of this story stated Roberto Ramos was no longer in custody Wednesday night. Ramos remained in custody as of 7:50 p.m. Thursday.