AVON LAKE, Ohio — Avon Lake police have arrested a teen for his role in an armed robbery that occurred at a restaurant earlier this week.

The 17-year-old is charged with aggravated robbery and is being held at the Lorain County Detention Home. WKYC does not name minors unless they are charged as adults.

Police on Monday responded to the China Star restaurant on Moore Road for a report of a man with a gun demanding money.

When officers arrived on scene, a witness reported the suspect had left on foot. Police searched the area but could not locate the suspect.

A witness described the suspect as a man in his early 20s, about 5-foot-10 and 145 pounds. 

Police issued surveillance images of the suspect, which WKYC has removed from its website due to the suspect's juvenile age.