Like a lot of people at Dunkin' Donuts, they were in a rush.
Two men rushed into a Dunkin' Donuts location in Boynton Beach, Fla., with guns in hand and black t-shirts covering their faces. One of the armed robbers, identified by police as 20-year-old Actrice Alerte, ran to the drive-thru window while the other, identified as 18-year-old Abdias Jean-Baptiste, hopped onto the counter and held cashiers at gunpoint just after 9 a.m. Thursday, WSVN-TV reported.
A 63-year-old customer tried to subdue Jean-Baptiste by grabbing him from behind, but the gunman tossed the man to the ground. To make sure the good samaritan stayed down, Jean-Baptiste stomped on his head, according to surveillance footage released by Boynton Beach Police and available below, courtesy of NBC6 Miami.
Once the crooks grabbed about $2,000 in cash, Jean-Baptiste kicked the older man a second time on their way out to their getaway car, a black Nissan Altima. Jean-Baptiste and Alerte paired up with two accomplices, who have been identified as 21-year-old Franke Pierre-Louis and 20-year-old Ashley Silmone.
While the bandits raced toward Interstate 95, undercover officers spotted and chased the car. At one during the pursuit, the Altima reached a speed of 70 mph -- twice the posted speed limit -- while being driven on the wrong side of the road, the Palm Beach Post reported.
Pierre-Louis lost control of the vehicle and the foursome crashed into an embankment. Despite trying to evade arrest, authorities apprehended all four suspects.
Police found two guns in the car's backseat, according to WPTV.
Three of them remain in jail and the 63-year-old man is doing fine, WSVN-TV reported.
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