Fast-food employees chase down armed robber in Sterling Heights, police say

Woman traps robbery suspect with her car while others chase him into river

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – A fast-food employee chased down an armed robber Monday at Arby's in Sterling Heights, according to police.

It happened at the restaurant at Van Dyke and Plumbrook Road.

Police said the suspected robber had a baby in the car. The suspect is accused of taking money from the Arby's and running away into the woods behind the restaurant.

But the man didn't get far, police said. Police said three employees chased him down. One woman drove around the woods behind a senior center, jumped the curb and cornered the robber with her car while the other two employees chased him into the river, according to police.

Police said officers arrested a second man waiting in a getaway car.

The woman who led the chase said even though it might have been a bad idea to chase an armed robber into the woods, he didn't want to let him get away.

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