Police: Man uses mom as getaway driver in fast food heist

Pamela Loos (left) and Ryan Loos

CBS affiliate WIVB

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Authorities in western New York say a man had his mother serve as his getaway driver while he robbed a fast-food restaurant at gunpoint. 

Police in the town of Orchard Park, just south of Buffalo, say 30-year-old Ryan Loos, of Marilla, entered a Mighty Taco restaurant around 2 a.m. Sunday armed with a gun and demanded cash from the register. 

Officers say he ran out and got into a van that was seen leaving the parking lot around the same time the robbery occurred. Police pulled over the van moments later and found the suspect in the passenger seat. 

Loos was arrested along with his 57-year-old mother Pamela Loos, reports CBS affiliate WIVB. The duo has been charged with robbery and criminal possession of stolen property. 

The mother has been freed after posting bail while her son remains in the Erie County Jail.