Bulloch County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a woman and two teenagers they say were involved in the Tuesday robbery of a Hispanic grocery store on U.S. 301 South.
Deputies responded around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday to Mi San Pedro for an alarm. Witnesses told deputies the store had been robbed, and surveillance video showed two masked suspects entering the store and snatching the cash drawer, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.
The suspects fled on foot after the robbery, and deputies called for canine tracking dogs from the Georgia Department of Corrections. The dogs tracked the suspects to a mobile home in Country Lakes Estates, behind the store, he said.
Deputies questioned Christian Levi King, 17, Teal circle, who was at the residence. King admitted taking part in the robbery, and identified “a 15-year-old male juvenile as a second participant,” Anderson said.
The juvenile was already being sought by deputies on charges of theft by taking and runaway juvenile, and “he was also known to have an ongoing relationship with a 25-year-old female names Chasidy Renea Brannen,” of Sandpiper Drive, he said.
Investigators learned Brannen and the juvenile had been given a ride after the robbery to an area near South Main Street and West Jones Avenue. During further investigation, they observed the juvenile in the area and saw him enter a room at Howard Johnson’s Hotel, he said.
When deputies contacted the juvenile, he gave them a false name. Deputies took him into custody and during a search warrant on the room, discovered Brannen as well as “a large amount of evidence connecting the juvenile and Brannen to the robbery at Mi San Pedro,” he said.
The juvenile was charged with robbery, burglary, giving false identity information, concealing identity by wearing a mask, unruly juvenile, criminal trespass, runaway juvenile, and felony theft by taking. He was taken to Claxton Regional Youth Detention Center.
Brannen is charged with robbery and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. King is charged with robbery, burglary, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and concealing identity by wearing a mask.
Both Brannen and King are being held without bond in the Bulloch County Jail.
Bulloch County Sheriff’s Inv. Jared Akins said Brannen and the juvenile each denied having a sexual relationship and since there is no proof of such, no charges of child molestation were filed.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact BCSO Inv. Dustin Williams at (912) 764-8888.
Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.