A man has been charged with burglary after he allegedly tried to rob a Mariano’s Fresh Market store in Chicago’s South Loop while posing as an employee, police said.
Kenard Jarrett, 20, of the 1100 block of North Springfield Avenue, was arrested early Wednesday and charged with three felony counts of burglary after officials said he posed as a nightshift crew worker and tried to steal money from cash register.
An employee of the store, located at 1615 S. Clark St., recognized the suspected robber from another robbery that occurred at a different Mariano’s store and began chasing him, according to police.
The suspect fled in a Jaguar and crashed into a building across from the store’s parking lot, at 1601 S. Federal St., police said. He then exited the vehicle but was soon tackled by the store employee, who held him down until officers arrived, according to police.
Jarrett is expected to appear in bond court Thursday afternoon.