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ELIZABETHTOWN, NC (WECT) – Two suspects have been arrested and charged in connection to an armed robbery.
Jamie Tyquan Powell, 22, of Elizabethtown faces three counts of armed robbery, while 25-year-old Erica Remy Rachel, also of Elizabethtown, faces three counts of aid and abet armed robbery, according to Police Chief Kinlaw.
Kinlaw says on June 27, three females were driving together on Martin Street when they were flagged down by someone asking to use a cell phone. The women pulled into a driveway on that street, and afterwards, one of the suspects pulled up in a vehicle behind them, blocking them from leaving.
Rachel reportedly got out of the second vehicle, put a knife in her waistband and approached the driver of the vehicle the victims were in.
The driver and Rachel argued and began fighting, while the other victim sat inside the vehicle.
Powell then got out of the second vehicle with a handgun, approached the victims and took their purses at gunpoint. He and Rachel then got back inside their vehicle and left.
Officers later found the suspect vehicle at Swanzy Ridge Apartments on East Swanzy Street, and arrested Rachel. They found Powell in the 110 block of South Gillespie Street and subsequently arrested him as well.
Powell remains in jail under a $75,000 bond, while Rachel remains in jail under a $30,000 bond.
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