By Ryan Yousefi
A former Coral Springs Dunkin’ Donuts employee was arrested and charged with burglary after returning to a restaurant in full uniform, serving customers, and, when asked to leave, stealing money from the cash register.
On April 27, Coral Springs Police responded to a reported theft by an ex-employee that had taken place at Dunkin’ Donuts located at 4685 North State Road 7.
According to the arrest report, upon arrival, a store manager showed officers surveillance footage of the suspect, a former employee later identified as Maximo Daniel Rosario, 31, of Coconut Creek, wearing a Dunkin’ Donuts uniform and appearing to attempt to clock in for work.
The report shows that confused Dunkin’ employees attempted to reach the manager by phone to ask if Rosario was a new employee. Rosario, who had not worked there since December 2022, removed money from the cash register.
According to the report, an employee told officers they could interrupt Rosario’s theft and quickly put the money he had taken back inside the register without altercation.
The report shows Rosario, unfazed by his failed theft, proceeded to walk to the drive-thru area and serve customers, seemingly in an effort to appear that he worked there.
After watching Rosario continue working, employees gave him a yellow sticky note with the regional store manager’s number and asked him to leave the employee-only area.
After agreeing to leave, the report says that Rosario said he first needed to use the restroom. Upon exiting the bathroom, witnesses say he removed money, later estimated to be about $30, from a cash register near the drive-thru.
The report shows that, working in conjunction with the Coral Springs Police Department, Coconut Creek Police were able to locate Rosario standing in a median on State Road 7 and detain him.
Records show that during a search of Rosario, $30 fell from his bottom left pant leg onto the ground. Upon questioning, Rosario admitted to stealing the money from the Dunkin’ cash register.
Rosario was arrested and transported to the Broward County Main Jail, where he was released after posting a $1,500 bond.
This wasn’t the first time a Dunkin’ Donuts has dealt with an imposter employee attempting to use his visor and apron as the perfect robbery disguise.
On April 17, an employee at a Dunkin’ Donuts from Pompano Beach attempted to pose as an employee at a Coconut Creek location where he didn’t work in order to steal money from the cash register. He was later arrested.
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- Ryan Yousefi has lived in Coral Springs for over 30 years. He has worked as a writer for multiple outlets over the years, including the Miami New Times where he has covered sports and culture since 2013. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Business Healthcare Management from Western Governors University.
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