NORTHFIELD VILLAGE — A Chestnut Avenue man is facing a first-degree felony aggravated robbery charge in connection with an allegation that he robbed the village’s Subway restaurant with a knife Thursday afternoon, said Lisa Thellmann, administrative assistant to the police chief.
According to Stow Municipal Court records, 26-year-old Kyle J. Kras entered a felony no plea to the charge at his arraignment Friday morning.
Thellmann, who is also village clerk of court, said police were called to the restaurant at 10468 Northfield Road at a little after 3 p.m.
"The guy had a knife and he got $258," she said. "It was like a three-inch kitchen knife."
Thellmann said the suspect fled from the restaurant on foot and police contacted neighboring police departments to set up a perimeter around the area, but Kras was found and arrested in a nearby residential back yard within minutes of the robbery. Thellmann said police found money allegedly stolen in the robbery in Kras’ possession.
Thellmann said no injuries were reported and she did not know how many people were in the restaurant at the time of the robbery or whether there were any customers present.
As of Friday afternoon, Kras was being held in Summit County Jail on a 10 percent of $250,000 bond. He is scheduled for a Feb. 13 preliminary hearing before Judge Lisa Coates at 9 a.m. An attorney for Kras could not immediately be identified.
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