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Police make connection between restaurant robbery and pursuit

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Posted at 7:00 PM, Jan 05, 2012
and last updated 2012-01-10 08:03:32-05

HENRICO COUNTY, VA (WTVR) - Police have made a connection between a robbery at a North Side restaurant and a subsequent pursuit that led to the arrests of two suspects nearby.

Police tell WTVR.com they got a call about the Church's Chicken at 550 E. Laburnum Ave. being robbed shortly after 9:30 p.m. Friday. According to police, 19-year-old Tevin L. Dixon entered the store with a female suspect and locked the employees in a freezer.

When the two suspects realized they couldn't get into the cash register, investigators say they went back to the freezer to let one worker out who could get access to the cash.

Soon thereafter, police say they spotted a vehicle speeding down Laburnum Avenue and attempted to make a traffic stop. The vehicle did not stop, but instead police say it led them on a pursuit down Laburnum, before crashing near the intersection of Laburnum and Hawthorne.

The three suspects then made off on foot.

Police say they were able to aprehend two male suspects, Dixon and 30-year-old Jesse Miles, but one female suspect is still at large.

A Church's Chicken money deposit bag and other evidence was found in a yard on Hawthorne Avenue.

Miles and Dixon are facing charges of robbery, abduction and conspiracy to committ the crime.