3 arrested after Bradenton restaurant is robbed

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BRADENTON, FL. - Three suspects have been arrested after a Bradenton Chinese restaurant is robbed Monday night.

According to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, at around 9:15 pm, an armed robbery occurred at Top China Restaurant located at 3558 53rd Ave. W., Bradenton.

Four armed suspects entered the restaurant through the back door, ordered the employees to the floor and took cash and personnel items from the employees and the business.

Detectives responded to the incident and were able to get information on a possible suspect vehicle. At around 1 am Tuesday, a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle was observed by a deputy.

The vehicle was followed to the new Riverwalk Skate Park in downtown Bradenton, where officers and deputies made contact with the suspects. A loaded handgun and evidence from the armed robbery were found in the vehicle.

The three suspects, Latarious Harvey, Dennis Shuler and Christopher Yon, were charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Yon and Shuler were also charged with Violation of Probation, while Harvey was also charged with Possession of Marijuana.

The armed robbery investigation continues and, at this time, the suspects have not been charged in connection with the robbery. The fourth suspect remains at large.