BROOMFIELD, Colo. (CBS4) – A former employee of a deli in Broomfield is suspected of robbing the business after tying up his former coworkers at gunpoint.
According to Broomfield police, officers responded to a call reporting a robbery that occurred at Heidi’s Brooklyn Deli on Highway 287 on Saturday just before 8 p.m., minutes before closing time.
Police said former employee of the deli, Raymond Garcia, 18, and William Zensen, 18, both of Broomfield, were both arrested on Monday.
Trent Thomas told CBS4 he and a female coworker were cleaning up for the night and closing up the register when two men stormed into the deli wearing “Scream” masks, pointing guns and demanding cash. The suspects told them to get down, forced them on the floor and tied their hands behind their backs with zip-ties.
The suspects got away with about $500 in cash.
Thomas said when he saw the masks he thought it was a Halloween prank — until he saw a gun.
“At first I thought it was a joke when I saw them walk in. I knew it is close to Halloween so I didn’t know if they were just walking in, and then I saw guns in my face, and that’s when I knew it was real,” Thomas said.
Garcia and Zensen are being held on charges ranging from aggravated robbery to second-degree kidnapping.
The owner of the deli told CBS4 Garcia burglarized the business three weeks ago. He allegedly walked away with $700 but was immediately caught and confessed to police. Those charges are still pending.
The two suspects will be in court Nov. 1.