Brothers charged in string of armed robberies

Two brothers were arrested Friday morning in connection with four armed robberies in which the victims were followed from Walmarts after cashing checks, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Kelvin and Calvin Thomas, of the 3600 block of Quail Hollow Drive, are charged with four counts of armed robbery, stemming from incidents that occurred Sept. 19 and Oct. 1, 7, and 20, the release said.

The robberies occurred after the victims had cashed checks at Walmarts on Deans Bridge Road and Knox Avenue in North Augusta. The robbers drove a black Dodge Caravan in each incident, police said.

At the time of their arrest, deputies found marijuana plants around the men’s home, police said. Calvin Thomas was also charged with the felony manufacture of marijuana, Dresser said.

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