ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) - Armed robbers hit a St. Charles Steak 'n Shake restaurant early Wednesday morning. But they didn't get very far.
Police are crediting the actions of Steak 'n Shake workers with helping them catch the suspects. By 7:00am, investigators had left the scene and the restaurant workers were getting ready for the morning rush.
It happened at the store on First Capitol just north of Interstate 70 near the Lindenwood University campus. St. Charles police say it happened just before 4:00 a.m. They say two suspects armed with handguns and with scarves around their faces came in through the back door.
They held up the store at gunpoint and stole cash. Police say the manager saw the suspects come in and realized what was happening. She hid and called police during the robbery.
Another employee ran out of the restaurant and called police as well. Police immediately responded and started looking for the two men who ran out of the store.
Joshua Stone, 18, and Seth Thompson, 18, are both being charged with first degree robbery and armed criminal action. They are being held on $250,000 bond.
According to a statement from police two officers received minor injuries as a result of the suspect's car striking the officer's vehicles. They have both been treated and released from a medical facility.