Police Find Robbery, Chase Suspects Hiding In Attic

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Topeka Police arrested two young men in connection with a restaurant robbery after the two allegedly fled police and hid in the attic of a Topeka home.

A robbery to Wendy's, 728 SW Topeka Boulevard, was reported to TPD at 11:18 p.m. Monday. Witnesses told police the robbers were two black males, wearing black hoodies and bandanas, armed with a handgun.

Police say one of the employees was thrown to the ground and the rest of the staff was made to lie on the floor. The men reportedly took money, then fled the store.

Soon after that, a TPD sergeant spotted a car driving rapidly in the west alley of the 700 block of SW Topeka Blvd. He attempted to stop the brown Chevy Caprice, which he said was occupied by two black males. But he says the driver didn't stop.

The police chase went through the downtown area onto I-70. Police say the car exited off on California Avenue and weaved around the 21st Street and California area neighborhoods. At some point, the car stopped and the two men ran. Officers say they were wearing black pants and white tank tops. TPD says they ran into a home. They were found in the attic at 2104A SE California.

Police arrested Jonathan J. Myles, 22, and Anthony G. Smith, 19. They were taken to the Law Enforcement Center to be interviewed by detectives.

Both men were booked into the Shawnee County Department of Corrections for aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, battery, felony attempting to elude, and felony obstruction.


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