Another Arrest in Convenience Store Robberies

| August 1, 2015

Albany

ALBANY — Albany Police announced the name of a second teen wanted in connection to armed robberies at convenience stores, according to reports from WALB.

Ryshun Raybon Jackson, 16, is wanted for armed robbery and aggravated assault in connection to the robbery of a Woodall’s on North Slappey Blvd.

He is also wanted for armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, three counts of aggravated assault, false imprisonment in connection to the robbery of a Flash Foods on the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 19 and Nelms Road.

Investigators already have Michael Alexander, 15, in custody, charged in the same two robberies.

Alexander was arrested Thursday and taken to the Dougherty County Jail.

According to the report from WALB, the two burst into the Flash Foods, and told two customers to sit down on the floor, and pointed a pink revolver at them.

The gunman then pointed the gun at the clerk, and demanded money. After threatening a woman and child, the robbers forced the clerk to open the cash register.

Alexander had his first court appearance Friday morning in Dougherty County Court, and was denied bond by the judge.

In the Woodall’s robbery, police said the clerk was in a storage room Sunday morning, and that Alexander wandered into the store, hunting for her.

When they met, the clerk told him to stop fooling around, and that’s when he fired a shot into the ceiling.

Video shows the robber pointing the gun right in the clerk’s back as he walks her back to the cash register, and then ran away.

Prosecutors say these robbers, especially the young ones need to realize they could face life in prison when they are captured.

District Attorney Greg Edwards said “Armed robbery is one of the most serious crimes that can be committed short of murder.”

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