FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Two men attempting to steal cell phones from an AT&T store in Frankfort sparked a high-speed, three-county chase that landed one of the two in jail.
According to Frankfurt police, at around 5:25 p.m. Tuesday, the AT&T store at 130 Jett Blvd. reported that two men entered the store posing as customers, brandished a gun and demanded several cell phones. The two men left the store with 20 to 30 cellphones and fled in a maroon Ford Explorer, police said.
Shortly after, the SUV was spotted on I-64 by officers from Frankfort and a chase ensued through Franklin, Shelby and Jefferson counties.
The suspects jumped out of the SUV and fled. A minor was arrested in the Middletown area of Jefferson County, but the other suspect fled, police said.
The vehicle, stolen from a Louisville car dealership, and the stolen property have been recovered, police said.
The minor will be charged with first degree theft and other offences.
The Frankfort Police Department thanked the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Shelbyville PD, KSP, Louisville Metro, Louisville Metro Air Unit, Middletown PD and Fish and Wildlife for their assistance.