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Teenager accused in violent Fall River robbery ordered held

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A teenager accused of pistol-whipping a McDonald's manager then ordering him to open a safe and hand over money was ordered held without bail.

Joshua Burgos, 14, appeared at a dangerousness hearing at Fall River Juvenile Court on Thursday. A judge said Burgos was dangerous to the public.

Burgos is accused of masked and armed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, carrying an illegal firearm, carrying a loaded illegal firearm and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Police say Burgos entered a McDonald's restaurant on Plymouth Avenue in Fall River early March 13 wearing a ski mask and carrying a loaded .380 caliber handgun.

According to authorities, Burgos approached the manager, hit him in the face with his gun, and ordered the manager to take him to the safe. The teenager took an undetermined amount of cash and fled on foot.

Police, who were called to the restaurant after receiving a 911 call, spotted Burgos running from the area. Police said Burgos was carrying a duffle bag, which was holding the gun and the money.

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