Man arrested after robbing Taco John’s

The Helena Police Department has arrested a man who robbed Taco John’s Saturday night.

Assistant Chief Steve Hagen says 43-year-old Rudy Lopez walked into the restaurant on North Montana Avenue, robbed employees at gunpoint, forced them into a cooler and left.

Someone called police with a description, and Lopez was picked up a block away. The charges include robbery, aggravated kidnapping and assault with a weapon.

The money and gun were recovered.