MICHIGAN CITY — A teen brandished a weapon and demanded money from Taco Bell employees Monday night before fleeing the fast food establishment in a getaway car driven by an 18-year-old.
Jamariea Cobb, 18, of Michigan City, was charged Tuesday with aiding, inducing or causing an armed robbery; contribution to the delinquency of a minor; and resisting law enforcement, according to a Michigan City Police Department news release.
The 13-year-old — whose name is being withheld because of his juvenile status — has been charged in juvenile court with armed robbery and criminal confinement, according to the release.
The two are accused of taking part in a robbery about 10:40 p.m. Monday at Taco Bell, 3936 Franklin St. in Michigan City.
Cobb allegedly led police in a pursuit after officers tried to initiate a traffic stop upon seeing the 13-year-old enter the vehicle immediately following Monday’s robbery.
The driver sped off toward the Woodland Avenue and Michigan Boulevard intersection, where Cobb drove over police-deployed Stop Sticks. Though the device had flattened the vehicle’s tires, Cobb continued the pursuit until the car stopped in the 200 block of Springland Avenue.
Anyone with additional information about the crime is asked to contact Cpl. Baker at 219-874-3221 Ext. 313.