Cops nab suspected BK robber on Xmas

23-year-old Plymouth man being held in Huron County jail
Aaron Krause
Dec 26, 2013


Merry Christmas -- you're going to jail.

A Plymouth man accused of robbing the Burger King in Willard has been arrested and is in custody in the Huron County Jail.

Javier L. Vargas, 23, of 419 Plymouth St., Plymouth, is charged with robbery in connection with the Dec. 19 incident. If convicted, he faces nine months to three years in prison.

"Vargas is the Burger King robber," Willard Police Chief Mark Holden said Tuesday.

The chief didn't return a phone call Wednesday seeking an update on the situation. However, Sgt. William Hubbard of the Huron County Jail confirmed Willard police brought the suspect to the jail a little after 2 p.m. on Christmas.

Hubbard said he didn't know where police found Vargas. He said he came into the jail calm and caused no trouble, Hubbard said.

The third-degree felony was filed Monday in Norwalk Municipal Court and Judge Eric Weisenburger issued a warrant for Vargas' arrest.

Police were able to identify the suspect based on multiple tips.

A Burger King clerk was working at the drive-thru window about 9 p.m. Dec. 19. She described the masked driver as a Hispanic male based on his accent and color of skin. While the robber told the cashier he had a weapon, she didn't see it.

The suspect made off with hundreds of dollars, police said.

"He supposedly told the girl he had a gun. ... I'd consider him armed," Holden said previously.

There were no patrons in the restaurant during the hold-up.

There was a female passenger in the steel blue-colored Ford Explorer driven by Vargas. Holden has said the woman also may be Hispanic, but the clerk didn't get a good look at her, although the victim remembered the passenger had long, dark straight hair.

"The passenger we believe is his girlfriend," Holden said. "We'd like to interview her before we determine any charges."

As of Tuesday, Holden said police hadn't heard from the girlfriend.

A bond hearing for Vargas is expected to be held today in Norwalk Municipal Court.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Reflector Staff Writer Cary Ashby contributed to this story.



Very nice work! Two idiots hopefully will be off the streets for a while!

Are they citizens?


Why would you worry about whether or not they are citizens? Also, you never responded to my question about who should be allowed in this country. Don't really have an answer, do ya?


Gosh I don't know. Maybe someone that comes Into the country legally and speaks English on a regular basis?




But of course, anyone who isn't "like us" should never be allowed in this country. Why don't you go back into the woods and put on your KKK gear?


I had left to go to work silly. Unfortunately I don't have all day to sit around.

The citizen thing is my way of humor but looks like I hit a tender spot. Don't worry little one...:)


The humor doesn't come across, so totally missed it silly. And I have a job where I sit at my computer a lot, so I'm not some useless person living off the public-dole in my double-wide. I just like to stir the pot in my spare time. :)


And just because I'm a stickler for good grammar, you should have left the "had" out of your first sentence to make it a proper sentence.


I think we've all fouled up America so bad by not being able to live together- that we should all just go home! Everybody get your boat tickets! Watch out Europe, Asia, and Africa- here we come! I'm Scottish so I wonder how they're going to feel over there when I show back up on the doorstep? I'm not wearing a kilt either!- my legs get cold.




Oh, aren't you just being a little patronizing, little one?


Let's hope that since Judge Weisenburger issued the warrant, he will be the one to hear this case.


Neck tattoo! Class act


America [USA] is overpopulated as it is, not enough jobs ,taxed up to our eyeballs. Please no more immigrants for awhile. If he is a citizen, he isn't an upstanding one now is he. Grow up be a responsible man, age 23 ,its not too late, you can do it . Better choices in your future, young man.


I wonder what javys doing for new years eve? He is a citizen. He's originally from Kansas city. I really liked the guy in school. It looks like my amego mad some bad decisions. I hope he gets help and changes. Theres no harm or shame in hope. On the other hand I think while he's getting help he should be in prison where he belongs for his crime. No bleeding heart here. Do the crime, do the time...


I like how people think skin color determines nationality. His mom was born in Willard Ohio. He was born in Houston Texas and raised in Kansas city Kansas, but he should be deported? Any color and race can be American forget the hyphenated crap to like African-American. A black person that never been to Africa is just a American.

Dr. Information

Just more local trash ruining this area.


I get so tired of the same bull**it bigot comments. A Hispanic does a crime, does he have papers, sent him back,etc. There are other crimes here, Man spits blood on Officer, Man sells sons toys for drugs,etc. is there any mention where their ancestry is from? Why not sent them back to where they came from, Germany, Russia, Poland, Hungry, etc.How do we know if their ancestors had legal papers. Give it a break we are all immigrants here.


I wonder when the reflector is going to report the rest of the story on this "robbery"