COLONIE — It took three minutes for police to solve the alleged robbery of Taco Bell.
According to police, Paul Rostick threatened the clerk at the Loudon Road establishment, took $340 and ran across the street to the Night Moves strip club where he was arrested.
Lt. Robert Winn said Rostick entered the Taco Bell and asked for change. The clerk could not comply, so he Rostick demanded money, pulled the cash register off the counter and threatened to kill the employee.
He took the money and ran into the strip club.
Police got the call at 7:26 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11. At 7:29 p.m., after walking across the road, they arrested him.
He caused some $3,000 worth of damage by trashing the cash register. There were other customers in the store who did cooperate.
There were no injuries.
Rostick, 34, of Watervliet, is charged with the felonies of criminal mischief and robbery and the misdemeanor of petit larceny.
He was processed in Colonie Town Court and released without bail.