Two men charged in Aiken armed robberies

Two men were arrested Thursday and charged with armed robberies that happened Monday in Aiken.

Jeff Berry, 18, and Stephen Christensen, 43, were charged with one and three counts of armed robbery, respectively, according to Cpl. Jeremy Hembree of the Aiken Department of Public Safety.

On Monday night, police responded to the parking lot of PetSmart in the 2500 block of Whiskey Road, where a person had been robbed by a man armed with what appeared to be an assault rifle. Later, the Subway restaurant in the 700 block of Silver Bluff Road was robbed, also by a man with an assault rifle.