Three In Custody For Rally’s Crime Spree
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Three men are in custody, charged in connection with a series of armed robberies that targeted local Rally’s restaurants.
Police say the M.O. in all the crimes was to have 20-year-old Taven Harris jump from the roof of a Rally’s restaurant, surprising employees who were arriving to open for the day.
He and two defendants are accused of pointing guns at the employees and at one point forcing them to open a safe.
Defendants Harris, 18-year-old Aaron Gines and 18-year-old Kajuan Deandre Tate made off with $3,000 during that mid-December heist, according to police records.
During another robbery, Harris reportedly fired a shot at an employee in the Rally’s parking lot in the 3600 block of N. Grand, but nobody was hurt.
Over the last month and a half, the trio reportedly hit two Rally’s, the one on N. Grand and one on Natural Bridge, twice each — also taking personal items like iPods, backpacks and wallets from restaurant employees.
They were taken into custody following the latest hold-up last Thursday on N. Grand
Each defendant faces up to 18 counts of armed robbery and armed criminal action.
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