ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A man accused of holding up a popular Albuquerque restaurant is linked to the crime after police say he left something behind, twice.
According to a criminal complaint 33 year-old Omar Vargas forced his way into a Blake's Lotaburger last week with a handgun. Employees say he ordered them to open the cash registers and give him money.
The initial crime may have ended there but employees noticed that the suspect drop a lit cigarette near the door. Police picked it up and sent it to be tested for DNA. But before results could come back, employee’s made a call three days later saying that the suspect had returned.
When police arrived they say Vargas took off but not before dropping two more cigarettes which police say the DNA on those matched Vargas’.
In court Saturday a judge warned Vargas not to have any contact with victims saying any contact with them by phone, sending a message by a friend or Facebook or texting he would be brought up on intimidation of a witness charge as another felony.
Vargas faces armed robbery charges as well as three counts of kidnapping.
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