Originally created 02/15/02

Two charged in robbery



Police arrested two men early today and charged them in the robbery of a Wheeless Road convenience store Thursday night, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office major.

Police arrested Laron Mickens and Corey White, both 18 and both of the 2400 block of Ridge Road, and charged them with armed robbery of the Corner Store at 2302 Wheeless Road at about midnight Thursday, said Maj. Ken Autry.

Mr. Mickens is accused of entering the store wearing a black ski mask and gloves and pointing a handgun at the clerk. When the clerk opened the cash register, police said, Mr. Mickens jumped over the counter, grabbed the money from the cash drawer and fled, Maj. Autry said.

A short time later, officers saw a vehicle that fit the description of one that had been described in an earlier robbery. They stopped the car and found probable cause to arrest Mr. Mickens and Mr. White, Maj. Autry said.