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Juvenile charged in Quincy, Tallahassee armed robberies

Quincy Police have arrested a 15-year-old Quincy male for his role in an armed robbery July 10 at Wal-Mart in Quincy.

Police say a second suspect has been identified but charges have not yet been filed. The 15 juvenile arrestee is being held at the Leon County Juvenile Detention Center in Tallahassee, where he is also being charged with several armed robberies in Tallahassee during which he also had an accomplice.

Shortly before the robbery at Wal-Mart July 10, another armed robbery was perpetrated at the Quincy Pizza Hut, but it is still under investigation. Police believe the two robberies are related.

A Quincy Police incident report states at approximately 11:13 p.m., July 10 police were called to the Pizza Hut on West Jefferson Street after an employee was confronted outside by two black males with their faces covered with white T-shirts. One of the men had a handgun. A

fter the suspects could not gain entry into the business due to the door being locked they fled the scene on foot. The employee was not hurt.  Shortly thereafter at approximately 11:32 p.m., police were called to the Wal-Mart on Pat Thomas Parkway after two suspects entered the business with their faces covered by white T-shirts and robbed a teller of an undisclosed amount of cash at a cash register.

One of the suspects was armed with a handgun. After obtaining the money the two suspects fled the scene, possibly in a gray Nissan or a white Honda Civic. The employee in this case was not injured.

Anyone with information about these robberies is asked to contact the Quincy Police Department at (850) 627-0138 and ask for Capt. Robert Mixson or Inv. Copeland. You can also call Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS. You can remain anonymous and you can receive a reward if your information leads to an arrest.

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