Three 16-year-old Mill Creek High School students have been arrested and charged with armed robbery.
Police say two of the students who attend the Gwinnett County school robbed a Little Caesar's Pizza shop in Buford on Oct. 11, and that all three robbed a Shell convenience store in Braselton later the same night.
Two masked suspects reportedly entered the Little Caesar's on Buford Highway, near the Hall County line, with pistols and took cash from the safe. A short time later, Braselton Police received a call about a similar robbery at a Shell convenience store. Descriptions of the suspects and vehicle matched those from the Gwinnett incident, police said.
Investigators released descriptions of the three boys and their silver car with black rims and a loud exhaust system shortly after the robberies. A concerned citizen reportedly told police that she had spotted the car on Plantation Mill Road in Buford.
Officers stopped the car on Wednesday evening, questioned the driver and arrested him, according to media reports. The other two boys, both with Buford addresses, were arrested yesterday at Mill Creek High.
All three boys have been booked into the Gainesville Regional Youth Detention Center and charged with armed robbery. The arrests were a joint effort between the Braselton and Gwinnett County police departments. In Georgia, an armed robbery conviction carries a minimum 10-year sentence.