A Conyers teen was arrested Wednesday, March 3, for an armed robbery at the Chevron convenience store located on Highway 138.
The 16-year-old suspect entered the store wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt at approximately 6:42 a.m. According to the store clerk, the suspect placed his items at the counter, then walked to the coffee counter and made two cups of coffee. The suspect then returned to the counter as the store clerk began ringing up the items and became busy making a phone call. The suspect walked back behind the counter, grabbed the store clerk around the neck with his left arm and held a knife, described as a kitchen or butcher knife, up to the store clerk’s throat with his right hand. The suspect demanded money and began apologizing to the store clerk, saying that he had to do this.
A witness noticed the odd activity and called 911. The teen took the money in five and ten dollar denominations, and fled behind the Chevron towards the Oakes Family Diner.
An officer spotted a teen fitting the description between the Huntington Townhomes and Conyers Village, and initiated a short foot chase. The officer lost contact with the teen after jumping several fences between Browning Lane and Hunting Creek Lane. The teen was then spotted again looking over a privacy fence behind one of the homes. The teen said that the officers had the wrong guy. Officers then handcuffed the teen, who was taken into custody.