2 teens arrested after store robbery, police chase

(WMC Action News 5)
Published: May. 26, 2023 at 10:44 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Two 17-year-olds were arrested after a store robbery and chase by police.

The robbery happened at a business on Summer Avenue near Tillman Street on Thursday evening.

Police say a victim was standing in line when one of the robbers pointed a gun at him and demanded his things.

After refusing, four suspects dragged him from the store and stole his belongings after a physical altercation.

The suspects escaped the area in a Chrysler, which was later located by officers on Given Avenue.

After a foot chase, two 17-year-olds were taken into custody on Coleman Avenue. One officer had minor injuries after the chase.

Police recovered the suspects’ vehicle, a stolen trailer and several stolen weapons from a home on Given Avenue.

The two teens are charged with aggravated robbery, prohibited weapons, evading arrest and resisting official detention.

The other two suspects remain on the run.

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