9:37 am
Mon April 29, 2013

Customers, Owner Tackle Robbery Suspects During PA Eatery Heist

Police have identified two robbery suspects arrested after investigators say they were tackled by customers and the owner of a western Pennsylvania Chinese restaurant.

Online court records don't list attorneys for 22-year-old Jeremia Fromme, of Ernest, and 26-year-old Adam Wilson, of Indiana, Pa. They remained in the Indiana County Jail on Monday.

Police say the men tried to rob King Buffet in White Township shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday by handing a cashier a note demanding money.

Owner Bin Zheng says he suspected the men didn't really have a weapon, which is why he went to tackle the men along with three others in the restaurant.

Zheng says his 17-year-old niece was the cashier on duty at the time. He says he got back the $160 taken from his register.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.