Hamburglar lives in house behind West Roxbury McDonald's, police say
Boston Police report arresting a West Roxbury teen on charges he tried to hold up the McDonald's behind his house at gunpoint Saturday morning. Police say they were aided in their search by footprints in fresh snow leading from the restaurant to his house.
According to police, Robert H. Bunszell, 19, who lives on New Haven Street, walked into the VFW Parkway McDonald's shortly after 7 a.m., ordered some hash browns, then pulled a gun and demanded money.
Based on witness statements and video, police went around behind the restaurant and the Waves car wash and found footprints leading to the driveway at 124 New Haven St., "where the footsteps stopped at the rear of a car then to the back stairway of the house." A woman police said was Bunszell's mother let them in:
Officers were then directed to the suspect's room where they observed a gray hooded sweatshirt consistent with that worn by the suspect in the attempted robbery. The suspect who was present at that time was placed under arrest after being identified by a witness.
A search warrant let officers find additional evidence, including:
[A] blue latex glove like that shown in the surveillance video, a gray hooded sweatshirt, a pair of jeans consistent with that worn by the suspect in the video, a pair of Nike sneakers matching the footprints in the snow, a firearm with clear tape on the handle and a roll of plastic tape consistent with that found on the path that officers followed from the restaurant.
Bunszell was charged with attempted armed robbery, malicious destruction of property and unlawful possession of a firearm. This is not his first brush with the law.