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Twinsburg - An employee of Panera Bread, 8928 Darrow Road, and a Warrensville Heights man face charges in the Oct. 3 armed robbery of the popular soup, salad and sandwich shop.
D'Jaye Quinae Redrick, 18, of Streetsboro, and Corey Johnson, 26, of Warrensville Heights, appeared by video Oct. 6 before Stow Municipal Court Judge Lisa Coates.
Redrick is charged with one count of complicity to commit aggravated robbery. Johnson is charged with one count of aggravated robbery. Both charges are first-degree felonies.
Coates set bond for Johnson at $1 million cash, and set a $250,000 at 10-percent bond for Redrick.
They are being held in the Summit County Jail, and is scheduled to return to court Oct. 13 for a preliminary hearing, according to court records.
According to Twinsburg Assistant Police Chief Bob Gonsiewski, Redrick reported Oct. 3 she was disposing of garbage outside when a man, later identified as Johnson, forced her back into the store at gunpoint. She told police the robber ordered a manager to open the safe, then fled with about $3,500.
Redrick was placed under arrest around 2 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Twinsburg Police Department. Twinsburg detectives located Johnson at his residence in Warrensville Heights around 5 p.m. Oct. 5, where he was arrested. Citing an active investigation, police would not give any additional information.
Reached by phone Oct. 6, a woman who identified herself as a manager of Panera referred all questions to police. She would not say whether Redrick is still employed with the restaurant.