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Four detained after parking lot robbery

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The Daily Reflector

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Police detained four people Wednesday afternoon on suspicion that they were part of a robbery in the parking lot of Zaxby’s on East Fire Tower Road.

About 2:20 p.m., police responded to the theft of PlayStation at the restaurant’s parking lot at 2035 E. Fire Tower Road, according to Kristen Hunter, spokeswoman for the Greenville Police Department. After officers talked with the victim, they realized it was an armed robbery.

The victim told officers he arranged to sell his PlayStation through an online app and agreed to meet the potential buyers in the Zaxby’s parking lot, Hunter said. When he arrived at Zaxby’s, two suspects got out of a vehicle, approached the victim and took off running with his PlayStation.

“The victim pursued the suspects on foot,” Hunter said. “During the chase, one of the suspects reportedly displayed a gun, while the other suspect threw the PlayStation system on the ground.”

Officers located a vehicle matching the description of the suspects’ vehicle at a nearby Wendy’s restaurant. Two people who were inside the car were detained, and police found a gun inside the vehicle, Hunter said.

Two other suspects were apprehended by officers in the areas of Tara Court and Smythewick Drive. They were positively identified by witnesses as the individuals who committed the robbery, Hunter said. All four individuals were transported to the police headquarters for interviews.

The arrestees have been identified as 19-year-old Raekwon Arrington, 19-year-old Brokema Edmonds, 20-year-old Jahkevus Edwards and 18-year-old Brandon Hardy. They all are facing conspiracy and robbery with a dangerous weapon charges.

Updated 9:15 a.m. Sept. 14 to include names of those charged.

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