Two teens arrested in Heights robberies

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A 17-year-old Harker Heights resident and a 16-year-old runaway have been identified as the two people police took into custody after two robberies and what was suspected as being a planned third.

Bond was set at a total of $205,000 for 17-year-old Quinton Ford while the 16-year-old who was listed as missing or a runaway in police records was taken to a juvenile facility.

At about 11:55 p.m. Sunday officers were sent to Sams Food Mart in the 2300 block of Indian Trail on  a robbery call.

While responding to the call, officers were given descriptions of the robbers,  with one wearing blue jean shorts and a white muscle shirt with a white shirt covering his face.

The second man was  described as wearing a black shirt with blue jeans and also with a white shirt covering his face.

The store clerk said one of them had displayed a knife during the robbery.

Eleven minutes later,  or at 12:06 a.m. Monday,  police were told about a second robbery, with that one being at the CEFCO in the 900 block of Indian Trail.

The victim gave the same description, with a knife also being used in the second robbery.

While still working the first two robberies, police were called about what were described as suspicious persons at the Knights Food Mart in the 700 block of East Knight’s Way.

The descriptions provided were the same as in the two earlier robberies.

Officers quickly responded and located two men trying to leave the area in a vehicle.

After a short pursuit, the vehicle stopped and both the driver and passenger bailed out and ran away.

Officers detained one of the men after a short foot chase and the second man was found a short time later hiding in the back yard of a home in the Knight’s Ridge area.

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