Construction workers help Kroger employees catch suspected bank robber

Some observant employees and construction workers helped stop a robbery suspect before he could make his getaway at a Kroger in Frankfort.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Employees and construction workers helped stop a robbery suspect before he could make his getaway.

It happened at the Kroger on Kentucky 127 near I-64 in Frankfort.

The hold up alarm at the PNC Bank inside the grocery store was set off around 10:30AM Tuesday.

Police say 39-year-old Steven Higgs implied he had a weapon, got some money, and ran from the bank.

But police say after the robbery he somehow ended up in the back of the grocery store near some doors. Those doors were closed because of construction going on in the store.

Employees began watching Higgs was he wandered.

"They're assumption was that it was a misdemeanor shoplifter and they attempted to detain him at that point and apparently he wasn't willing to be detained and the construction workers assisted," said Major Fred Deaton with Frankfort Police.

The Louisville resident was already wanted for a number of charges out of Jefferson County including robbery, escape, theft and being a persistent felony offender. The escape charge is because police say he was on home incarceration but left the area.

He now faces first degree robbery charges in Franklin County.

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