Two robbery suspects were arrested Sunday after they led police on a chase through part of Tiffin.
Lt. Aaron Russell of the Tiffin Police Department said police had received a report Sunday evening that suspects from an earlier aggravated robbery at Circle K in Fostoria were at Heritage IGA, 479 E. Market St.
When police arrived at the store, the suspects, a man and woman, were sitting in their vehicle in the parking lot. As police exited their vehicles to go to the suspects' vehicle, the pair took off, leading police on a chase into downtown Tiffin, Russell said.
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Tiffin Police investigate at the scene of a two-car collision at West Perry and Washington streets Sunday evening.
"They failed to stop for lights and sirens," he said.
At the traffic light at North Washington and East Perry streets, the pair tried to drive their vehicle through two stopped vehicles, causing an accident.
The accident disabled the pair's vehicle, and they were arrested, Russell said. No injuries were reported.
The man, Brian A. Steward, 32, of Fostoria, has been charged with felony fleeing and eluding, a felony charge, failure to maintain assured clear distance ahead, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, driving under suspension, reckless operation, having fictitious plates, possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity to aggravated robbery. He also was charged with retaining stolen property for having stolen checks in his possession.
Russell said those checks had been used at IGA, and Steward faces additional charges of uttering, forgery and theft.
The woman, Robyn Lundy, 31, of Fostoria, has been charged with aggravated robbery.
"These people were involved in a dangerous crime spree involving robbery, theft, OMVI, drugs and additional crimes which stemmed into the cities of Fostoria and Tiffin. I was glad to see that both suspects were apprehended with no one getting seriously injured and both are presently incarcerated in the Seneca County jail facing serious crimes," said Det. Chuck Boyer of the Tiffin Police Department in a release.