Two teens facing charges in armed robbery of Taco Bell

Michigan City Police arrested a 13-year-old and 18-year-old on charges related to the armed robbery of a Taco Bell Monday night.

Around 10:39 p.m. Michigan City Police were called to the Taco Bell on Franklin Street to investigate an armed robbery.

Investigators determined a 13-year-old entered the restaurant, showed a weapon and demanded money from employees, according to police.

The suspect then got into the passenger seat of a vehicle a short distance away, police said.

An officer spotted the suspect and vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. Police said the driver, later identified as 18-year-old Jamariea Cobb, led officers on a pursuit.

An officer deployed stop sticks and the vehicle eventually stopped on Springland Avenue.

Both the 13-year-old and Cobb were taken into custody.

On Tuesday, the case was presented to the prosecutor's office for formal charges.

Cobb was charged with aiding, inducing or causing armed robbery, resisting law enforcement and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

The 13-year-old was charged with Armed Robbery and Criminal Confinement.

Anyone with any information in this case is asked to contact Cpl. Baker at 219-874-3221 Ext. 313.

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