Two facing charges in robbery

Published 7:36 pm Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Two suspects have been arrested following a Monday night armedrobbery of Pump ‘N Save gas station employees, Brookhaven Policeofficials said Wednesday.

Isiah A. Allen, 21, of 212 North Church St., Apt. 6, and Charles W.Thomas, 20, of 576 Halbert Heights Road, are facing armed robberycharges in conjunction with the event, BPD officials said. A thirdsuspect is currently being sought, they said.

Police Chief Pap Henderson said two employees of the Pump ‘N Savewere carrying their register money across the parking lot and backto the Piggly Wiggly just before 9 p.m. Monday when three blackmales with bandannas covering their faces approached them with aweapon. Henderson said they demanded an undetermined amount ofmoney and fled the scene.

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The two arrested are currently being held in the Lincoln CountyJail.

Additionally, a juvenile arrested in a home burglary has beencharged as an adult in a Monday incident at 124 Clara St.

Henderson said Corey D. Sheppard, 17, of 208 Walnut St., wascharged with burglary after he allegedly entered a home through aback window sometime during the day while the homeowners were away.He allegedly stole some property and a small amount of money.

“He stole some property out of the house and we were able to makean arrest,” Henderson said. “We are looking for two others involvedwith this robbery as well.”

Most of the personal items stolen from the home have beenrecovered, said Assistant Police Chief Nolan Jones.

Henderson said there were also recent break-ins at Lee SmallEngines at 607 Country Club Road and at the Northbrook ConvenienceStore service station on Highway 51 that took place sometime beforeTuesday morning.

He said his officers responded to the call at Lee Small Engines anddiscovered the burglary at the convenience store during a routinearea sweep.

“In checking, we found the glass broken at Lee Small Engines,”Henderson said. “Anytime there’s a burglary in a business, we checkthe other businesses around. That’s how we discovered theNorthbrook store.”

Officials said there are no suspects in the two burglariesdiscovered Tuesday morning.

Anyone with information connected to any of these crimes isencouraged to call the Brookhaven Police Department at 601-833-2424or Lincoln County Crimestoppers at 601-823-0150.