EVENDALE - Two teenage boys were arrested late Thursday and charged with trying to rob the Arby's at Glendale-Milford and Reading roads at gunpoint, police said today.
Their names were not released because they are minors.
They are being held at the Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Center on charges of aggravated robbery and kidnapping, said Evendale Police Sgt. Steve Niehauser.
A third teenager, 19, was charged with complicity to aggravated robbery and failure to comply with a police.
Marcus Waldon drove the getaway car, which crashed a few minutes after the trio fled the fast food eatery, Niehauser said.
Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge Nadine Allen set Waldon's bond today at $200,000. Waldon, of College Hill, is a graduate of Hughes Center and went to the University of Cincinnati for one year. His attorney said he is a full-time laborer.
The trio were taken into custody after Evendale police were called to Arby's at 10365 Reading Road about 8:45 p.m. Thursday for a reported robbery.
The juveniles, 16 and 17, grabbed an employee as he stood outside the store, police said.
They forced the employee at gunpoint - a loaded .22-caliber semiautomatic handgun - back into the store and tried to get cash from both the safe and register but were unsuccessful, Niehauser said.
When a customer entered, the teens ran out into a waiting car parked nearby.
Waldon drove south down Reading Road, passing an Evendale officer just as a description of the car involved in the robbery was broadcast, Niehauser said.
The officer turned his car around to pull them over, but Waldon stepped on the gas and fled into the neighboring community of Reading, where police also joined the chase.
Waldon lost control of his vehicle and crashed it shortly after in the parking lot of Drake Motel, 8109 Reading Road, Niehauser said.
All three teens bailed from the car but were apprehended within 10 minutes.
Two were captured a block later after a foot chase, and a police dog tracked one of the juveniles into some nearby woods, Niehauser said.