Two armed teens rob a Dollar General clerk in Caruthers, deputies say

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Two teenagers could be facing felony charges stemming from an armed robbery that happened Tuesday in Caruthers, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office announced.

A 14-year old boy and 15-year old boy have been placed in juvenile hall after deputies say they committed an armed robbery, sheriff’s office spokesperson Tony Botti says

The robbery went down at a Dollar General, located at 13428 S. Henderson Road, around 4 p.m.

The teens entered the store wearing masks and hooded sweatshirts, Botti says. The 14-year-old was armed with a handgun and the 15-year-old was armed with a knife, he added.

They demanded the store’s clerk to hand over cash, while the 14-year-old fired shots into the ceiling while the other teen waved the knife around.

After the cash was handed over, they quickly left the store. That’s when employees called 911.

Deputies found a teenage boy outside the store who said he knew who the teens are that robbed the store.

Detectives tracked them down, arrested them and recovered the stolen cash, Botti says, adding that they also recovered the gun and clothing they used during the robbery.

The investigation shows this robbery is not related to a recent series of robberies in Caruthers.

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