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Subject arrested for Attempted Armed Robbery at Burger King

Post Date:04/12/2018

On April 11, 2018 at around 3:37 p.m., Port St. Lucie Police went to the Burger King located inside the Wal-Mart on U.S. Highway 1 in regards to a Strong Armed Robbery. 


Once Police arrived, the suspect, Chase Michael Edward Lanzendorf, was being restrained on the ground, outside Wal-Mart by several employees and an off-duty Deputy .


It was learned through the investigation that Lanzendorf walked into the Burger King, approached and leaned over the counter, observing the staff.  He then walked away and continued to look around.  As one of the employees was assisting another customer and opened the cash drawer, Lanzendorf quickly approached the counter, reached across the counter in an attempt to grab the cash.  The employee slapped Lanzendorf's hand away and Lanzendorf yelled, "Give me the money", several times.  The employee refused and Lanzendorf then tried to jump over the counter. The employee then pushed Lanzendorf away and he walked out of the Burger King into the Wal-Mart Parking lot.


Once in the parking lot, Lanzendorf was eventually approached by an off-duty Deputy, who learned about the Attempted Robbery by 2 employees, and she advised Lanzendorf to stop. Lanzendorf refused and he was eventually taken to the ground by the off-duty Deputy and secured until Port St. Lucie Police arrived on scene.  Lanzendorf was charged with one count of Attempted Strong Armed Robbery, one count of Resisting an Officer without Violence, and he was transported to the St. Lucie County Jail for booking.


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