Two 'Fast Food Bandits' enter guilty pleas

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PHOENIX -- Two of the so-called “Fast Food Bandits” have admitted to robbing several restaurants across the Valley late last year.

Christopher Kimball entered a guilty plea on Friday to four counts of armed robbery, while Vincent Funari pleaded guilty to three counts of armed robbery.

Both men are due back in court on October 24 for sentencing.

Between September 15 and November 7 of 2011, Kimball, Funari and Tony Antwajue Tucker robbed several fast food locations in Tempe and Phoenix.

In each case, the men would arrive at the business around opening or closing time and force the victims to the back of the restaurant. They would demand cash, and then flee the scene after receiving the money.

Last December, Silent Witness offered a $5,000 reward to anyone who could provide information leading to the arrest of the “Fast Food Bandits.”

The trio was eventually apprehended in January.

Tucker is currently facing charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault and kidnapping.