CLEARFIELD -- When Subway employees heard police had captured a robbery suspect, they all smiled and shouted, "Yahoo."
"We were afraid he would come back," said Annie Rogers, general manager at Subway Sandwiches, 564 N. Main, Clearfield.
Clearfield Police Chief Greg Krusi said officers arrested Nathaniel Lantz, 25, at approximately 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, shortly after Lantz robbed McDonald's, 691 N. Main, Clearfield.
Lantz was booked in Davis County Jail on one count of first-degree felony aggravated robbery, along with several misdemeanors.
The Davis County Attorney's Office will file more charges after police finish their investigation.
From evidence collected from the car Lantz was driving, Krusi said, police believe Lantz is the suspect wanted for robbing Subway on Sunday and Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream, 435 S. State, Clearfield, on May 30.
"He's been a pain in the neck to us," Krusi said.
"We're fortunate he got caught before he could hurt anyone," said Jeremy Litchfield, owner of the Subway franchise in Clearfield.
McDonald's employees reported the robbery as soon as the suspect left the store, Krusi said.
Because of the two previous robberies, police, believing the suspect would return or could possibly be living in the area, had extra patrols in the area, Krusi said.
When the latest call came in, police converged on the area behind McDonald's where witnesses said the car had gone.
"You can only go north or south on 250 West, and if you go (east), it loops back around so you're heading (west)," Krusi said.
Officers spotted the red car and pulled it over for a traffic stop at 310 W. 750 North, Clearfield. The officer saw a knife on the floor of the car and told Lantz he was wanted for the McDonald's robbery.
Lantz declined to answer any questions and asked for an attorney, Krusi said.
"He was not willing to talk to us."
The Davis County Sheriff's Office crime scene investigators were called to help Clearfield officers sort through the items in the car.
Soda bottles and cans, along with several pairs of sneakers and a number of hoodies, were mixed with a jumble of DVDs and other clothes and stuffed in the trunk of the car.
Krusi said Lantz has several warrants because of traffic citations out of Salt Lake County.
According to the court website, Lantz also has been charged in 2nd District Court in Layton with several misdemeanors, including driving without insurance and driving on a revoked license.
He had a court appearance scheduled for May 18, but failed to show up.