New details are coming to light in the wake of this past Saturday’s armed robbery at Burger King in The Villages.
The prime suspect in the case, 18-year-old Travius Webber of Wildwood, continues to be held without bond at the Sumter County Detention Center.
He was taken into custody hours after the robbery when he rammed the getaway vehicle into a Sumter County sheriff’s deputy’s squad car.
Webber and another masked bandit entered the fast-food restaurant on Wedgewood Lane shortly after 7 a.m. and brandished a firearm. Four employees and two customers were forced to the rear of the restaurant. One customer attempted to leave the restaurant, but was grabbed by one of the masked bandits and ordered to the rear of the store with the others. The restaurant’s manager was forced at gunpoint to open the cash registers. The bandits took the drawers from the cash registers, rendering them inoperable. The damage to the cash registers was estimated at $2,400.
During the chase later that day, the getaway vehicle intentionally crashed into the deputy’s squad car, according to an arrest report.
There were two juveniles, ages 14 and 17, in the getaway car. The 14-year-old and a second adult male in the car were injured and transported to a local hospital.
A white hoodie-style jacket was found lying right outside the getaway car. It matched one worn that morning during the robbery. A black revolver with a wooden grip was found in the car. It was the style of gun reportedly used at Burger King.
Webber, who has a history of running afoul of the law, has been determined to be indigent, according to a document on file with the Sumter County Clerk of Courts.
Webber is the only suspect arrested thus far in the Burger King robbery. He is facing a long list of charges.