Ethan Steinquest/Macon County Times Jr. Food Stores, located at 1200 Scottsville Road in Lafayette, continued under normal operating hours following the robbery.

Ethan Steinquest/Macon County Times

Jr. Food Stores, located at 1200 Scottsville Road in Lafayette, continued under normal operating hours following the robbery.

Two suspects were apprehended in Fountain Run, Kentucky last Wednesday in connection with an armed robbery at Jr. Food Stores in Lafayette.

Spencer Holland and Tyler Russell each face a charge of aggravated robbery following the incident, which took place on Jan. 9. As of Friday, arrest reports for the two were still being processed, and any further charges for the two are pending investigation.

"The incident took place on (Jan 8.) at around 9:30 p.m.," Lafayette Police Department Detective Shane Reed said. "Jr. Foods reported they had taken $365, and we recovered around $270. There were no civilians inside or outside, and only two employees. Right around the time they left, there were some people at the gas pumps. They were waiting for the store to clear out."

Reed said a man believed to be Holland entered the store and pointed an Airsoft gun at the employee working the counter.

"The employee asked, 'are you serious,' because I guess he thought he was joking," Reed said. "The robber said yes, so he opened the register. (The robber) grabbed whatever he could and took off."

Russell then allegedly drove the two away from the scene in a green Ford truck.

Jr. Foods provided security footage of both the robbery and the truck leaving the parking lot to the Lafayette Police.

"As soon as we got the video footage, we put it on Facebook," Reed said. "Citizens tend to help us out, and we got a lot of shares on the post. We got a few anonymous tips about who that truck belonged to and tracked it to an address in Fountain Run, Kentucky."

After securing partnership from Barren County law enforcement, officers traveled to the address at approximately 10 a.m. the following morning and found a truck matching the security footage, with its license plate turned upside down as reported by Jr. Foods.

Holland was allegedly trying to leave the residence, so officers blocked his car in and arrested him. Russell was also arrested inside the residence.

Each man's bond was set at $75,000, and their court date is slated for Jan. 23.

Jr. Foods is owned by Houchens Industries.

"We would like to thank the Lafayette Police Department, Macon County Sheriff's Office and Barren County Sheriff's Office for resolving this incident as quickly as possible," Houchens Industries Director of Marketing Alan Larsen said. "We appreciate everything they've done regarding the case."