East Precinct police officers arrested Kelando Townsend shortly after they say he robbed a Batter’d & Fried employee at gunpoint late Monday night.
Police allegedly found Townsend, 22, hiding under a pickup truck in the 1400 block of Forrest Avenue. Minutes earlier police said he had made off with an iPod and a wallet from an employee who was taking out the trash around 10:30 p.m. Monday at the 1008 Woodland Street restaurant.
Townsend, of Porter Road, allegedly had a 9 mm handgun on him and admitted to the robbery during his arrest, according to police.
He is charged with aggravated robbery and evading arrest, and is being held in lieu of $52,000 bond.