A Randolph man has been indicted by a Plymouth County Grand Jury on a charge of armed robbery while masked following a heist at a South Shore fast food restaurant, where he used to work, in January.
46-year-old Marcelo Monteiro had been held without bail after his initial arraignment in Hingham District Court in January. The case has now been moved to Superior Court because he is being charged with a felony.
Monteiro is charged with robbing the McDonald’s restaurant in Norwell during the early morning hours of January 17th. He allegedly showed a handgun to one of the employees and forced him to shut off the alarm. Two other employees were forced to go into the freezer and were then locked inside; another employee was forced to open the safe and hand over whatever cash was inside. Police said Monteiro’s former co-workers recognized his voice.
Monteiro is also a suspect in a robbery at a Domino’s pizza shop in Quincy, where he also was once employed.