Rockford Scanner™: Police Arrest Two Men After Robbing Subway

On 3/28/19 at 10:30 PM, Officers were dispatched to a report of an armed robbery at the Subway restaurant at 1929 Center Av. A single male dressed in all black entered the store, displayed a firearm and demanded money. He fled with an undisclosed amount of currency.

An Officer responding to this report was traveling south on S Jackson St when he observed a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed north on S Jackson St.

The vehicle made several turns in an attempt to get away but was located in a driveway in the 1000 Block of Jerome Av. A passenger in the vehicle, identified as Tyler Kjell, was found to exactly match the clothing description of the robbery suspect.

A search of the vehicle located a backpack containing a realistic looking BB gun and the cash from the robbery.

Kjell was arrested for Armed Robbery and the driver of the vehicle, Kortae Valadez, was arrested for Party To Armed Robbery.

A third male passenger of the vehicle was released without charges pending further investigation.

Kjell was also arrested for felony bail jumping as he was out on bond for previously robbing the Dollar General on W Court St last September.

Arrested: Kjell, Tyler D Age: 17
Charge: 943.32(2) Armed Robbery, 946.49(1)(b) Felony Bail Jumping

Arrested: Valadez, Kortae D Age: 18
Charge: 939.05/943.32(2) Party To Armed Robbery