Monday, October 17, 2011
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ALBANY -- Two teenagers were arrested over the weekend after going into a south Albany convenience store armed with a handgun and demanding money from the clerk, Albany Police Department officials said.
At 5:45 p.m. Sunday, Vontavious Wilcox and Justin Thomas, both 17, are charged with walking into K&S Food Center at 1104 Newton Road and demanding money from the clerk.
Police said that the clerk compiled, and the two fled the scene on foot with an undetermined amount of money from the cash register.
The Dougherty County Police Department was called to assist with canvassing the area with its K-9 unit. At about 10 p.m. Sunday, the Albany Police Department announced that the two teens had been arrested in connection to the case.
The 17-year-olds have been charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
The suspects were described by witnesses as two black males wearing tank tops, one white and one gray. Both had their faces covered with white T-shirts when they entered the store.
One suspect was described as 5-feet-8-inches tall and weighing 130 pounds. The other was described as being 5-feet-10 inches tall and weighing 130 pounds.