Man, 19, charged in Macaroni Grill armed robbery

Posted at 3:20 PM, Feb 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-16 15:22:44-05
Diantae Rashaad Townsend (Photo from the Kent County Sheriff's Department)

Diantae Rashaad Townsend (Photo from the Kent County Sheriff’s Department)

CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A 19-year-old Grand Rapids man has been charged in connection with the armed robbery at Macaroni Grill, 5525 28th St. S.E.

Diantae Rashaad Townsend is charged with one count of armed robbery in connection with the Feb. 12 incident, according to the Kent County Sheriff’s Department.

According to a release from the sheriff’s department, Townsend entered the restaurant at about 9:30 a.m. and “acted like he was interested in applying for a job.”

When he was alone with the manager in her office he allegedly robbed her at gunpoint.   Townsend was arrested at about 9:30 p.m. Feb. 12, according to a release.