Saturday, August 30, 2014

Arby's robbery and assault leads to crash and two arrests

Posted By on Sat, Aug 30, 2014 at 4:10 PM

click to enlarge ROBBERY TARGET: Arby's on Chenal Parkway.
  • ROBBERY TARGET: Arby's on Chenal Parkway.
The Little Rock police say two juveniles robbed the Arby's at 15501 Chenal Parkway about 12:30 a.m. this morning after holding employees for almost two hours and sexually assaulting  one employee. One suspect was seriously injured in a crash during their getaway. He's hospitalized and another suspect was taken into custody later.

According to a release, the robbers held three victims in the store for more than two hours before fleeing in a vehicle that crashed head-on with another vehicle in the 13000 block of Chenal Parkway. The getaway car apparently passed officers responding to the robbery report. The car in the wreck was driven by a 58-year-old man who had to be freed from the wreck by emergency workers.

One 17-year-old suspect in the car was taken into custody at the scene and hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. Despite his injuries, he struggled with officers and tried to bite them as they handcuffed him, the report said. The driver fled on foot, but was taken into custody after seeking medical treatment about 7:15 a.m. Police said the driver will be charged with four counts of robbery, three of theft, three of kidnapping, fleeing and hit and run. No  charges have been determined yet against the hospitalized suspect.

The police account of the robbery said employees were leaving when robbers with guns forced them back inside. They made repeated efforts to get employees to open a safe, but they were unable to do so. One suspect forced a 35-year-old female employee into a restroom and attempted to force sexual intercourse, but was unable to do so as she protested. He also attempted to make her perform oral sex. She said he touched but didn't penetrate her.

The robbers forced one employee to attempt to open the safe with tools, but he was unsuccessful. In the course of the unsuccessful attempts, one of the robbers fired shots at him on two occasions — once near his head while he was kneeling inside and once outside the building. He wasn't struck, but fragments of debris flew. They finally left after ordering the employees to lie on the floor and escaped after taking keys to one of the employee's car.




Tags: , ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (3)

Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

Most Shared

  • Hutchinson lobbyist moves to Teacher Retirement System

    Rett Hatcher, director of legislative affairs for Gov. Asa Hutchinson, has left the governor's staff to go to work Wednesday as deputy director of the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System.
  • Obamascare

    Republicans at long last may be about to see their most fervent wishes and wildest predictions materialize — millions of people losing their medical and hospital coverage, unaffordable insurance, lost jobs, a Medicare financial crisis, mushrooming federal budget deficits and fiscal crises across state governments.
  • Megyn vs. Alex

    As vigorously hyped broadcast events go, Megyn Kelly's televised confrontation with internet conspiracy cultist Alex Jones proved something of a dud.
  • Monkey wrenches

    Junior is 17 now, and shows no interest in driving, or even taking the driving test. It's got his Old Man a little concerned, and not just because we're running a car service for one these days.

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

Slideshows

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation