Two Opelika juveniles arrested on robbery charges in Auburn


By Alex Jones, WTVM, Post from WSFA

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) – A pair of juveniles in Auburn have been arrested on charges of robbery after allegedly taking part in an early morning convenience store robbery.

The two suspects, both 16-years-old and from Opelika, reportedly entered the E. Glenn Ave. convenience store at approximately 2:00 a.m.

Both suspects were armed when they confronted the clerk and demanded money.

They were able to leave the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of money and a cell phone.

The clerk suffered minor injuries and was taken to East Alabama Medical Center for treatment before being released.

According to police, Alabama law allows juveniles at least 16-years-old to be charged as an adult if facing the charge of first-degree robbery, but there is no word on if these suspects will be tried as adults.

Both juveniles are being held in the Lee County Jail on $100,000 bond.