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Three teens arrested after breaking into Quincy restaurant

Posted at 2:00 PM, Jul 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-29 14:00:09-04

QUINCY, Fla. — Three teens have been arrested after breaking into a Hardee’s in Quincy.

The Quincy Police Department arrested three teenagers, two 16-year-olds and a 17-year-old, at about 3:25 a.m. Monday after receiving an alarm call at Hardee’s Restaurant on West Jefferson Street.

Officers responded and arrived at the business in less than one minute to find two suspects still inside the business. When the suspects noticed the officers outside, the two suspects inside and a third outside, all fled the business in different directions on foot.

The two suspects who were inside the business were caught by different officers after a foot chase. The older suspect, a 17-year-old, physically fought with the officer who was trying to arrest him and actually took the officers taser during the physical struggle.

With the help of back up, the suspect was able to be secured. The third suspect, a 16-year-old, was found a short distance away at his home.

Quincy PD said two of the officers did receive minor injuries and were treated and released from a local hospital.

Two of the suspects are being held at the Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) in Tallahassee. The third suspect was released to a parent.

Charges for the three teens include:

  • Burglary
  • Aggravated Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer
  • Resist Arrest With Violence
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Deprive an Officer of Communication or Protection

Quincy Police are investigating whether these three suspects could possibly be involved in other recent break-ins and crimes. Anyone with information about this or other cases is asked to call Quincy PD at (850) 627-0138 or call Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS. You could receive a reward if your information leads to an arrest in either of these cases.