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Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 08/10/2012

Man suspected in Va. drive-thru robbery attempt arrested

ROANOKE, Va. — Bedford County police say a man suspected of crawling through a drive-thru window in an unsuccessful attempt to rob a fast-food restaurant has been arrested in South Carolina.

The Roanoke Times reports 22-year-old Elton May Shorts III of Evington was apprehended Thursday at a hotel room in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Bedford County Sheriff’s Maj. Ricky Gardner says Short was charged with breaking and entering with the intent to commit robbery.

On May 23, a Taco Bell employee in Forest called 911 to report the attempted robbery. The suspect fled in a car after he was told the store’s money had already been locked up for the night. The man’s face was covered by a T-shirt and sunglasses.

A woman suspected of driving the car was arrested earlier this week.

By the Associated Press  |  08:28 AM ET, 08/10/2012

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