Arby's employees held at gunpoint for more than 2 hours

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Two teenagers are facing a multitude of charges after they held the employees of an Arby's restaurant at gunpoint for more than two hours, according to the Little Rock Police Department (LRPD).

Lt. Sidney Allen said the two went into the Arby's at 15501 Chenal Parkway around 12:32 a.m. on August 30 and robbed the store at gunpoint. Police reports show that one of the teens sexually assaulted a woman in the restroom and shot at the store manager, demanding he open the safe.

Allen said the teens fled in a green, Chevrolet Caprice and later collided with another vehicle in the 13000 block of Chenal Parkway; the Caprice was apparently traveling the wrong way against traffic. Police did not say if the driver of the second vehicle was injured but did say that the car was turned on its side and the driver was trapped.

Reports indicate that one of the teens, the passenger, was taken into custody at the scene of the accident and rushed to a hospital where he is currently being treated for life-threatening injuries. According to the police write up, he tried to fight against officers during the arrest, even attempting to bite of them.

The second teen (the driver) fled on foot but wasn't found until several hours later, treated at a hospital, and interviewed by investigators.

The driver will be charged as an adult with four counts of Aggravated Robbery, three counts of Theft of Property, three counts of Kidnapping, one count of Felony Fleeing and one count of Felony Hit and Run. The passenger's charges will be decided at a later time.

The name of the teen being charged as an adult has not yet been released by LRPD.


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