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Two arrested in connection with convenience store robbery

Patrick Laron Benn (Source: Lexington County Detention Center) Patrick Laron Benn (Source: Lexington County Detention Center)
LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

Lexington County Sheriff's Department detectives arrested a 22-year-old West Columbia man and 17-year-old West Columbia man on charges that the two men robbed a convenience store on Charleston Highway near West Columbia on Friday morning, stealing money and cigarettes from the store.

The two men pointed a handgun at a store clerk during the robbery.

Lexington County Sheriff A. Lewis McCarty said detectives arrested Patrick Laron Benn, 22, and Brad Deshawn Harris, 17, on arrest warrants on charges of armed robbery and criminal conspiracy.

Benn and Harris each were being held on Friday at the Lexington County Detention Center while awaiting bond hearings.

Arrest warrants allege that at about 3:19 a.m. on Friday Benn and Harris conspired to rob a Kangaroo Express convenience store at 3504 Charleston Highway near West Columbia, McCarty said.

Benn and Harris entered the store with bandannas covering their faces, pointed a handgun at the clerk at the store and demanded money and cigarettes.

Benn and Harris stole $53 in cash and 10 packs of Newport cigarettes and ran away from the store.

Deputies arrested Benn and Harris at their respective homes.

 

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