MACON COUNTY -- The names of two Chicago men accused of armed robbery have been released. Authorities say 24-year old Deandre Oneal and 17-year old Jeremy Collins confessed to holding up the Midwest Cellular store, 1300-block of Hickory Point Drive, Sunday, about 5:30 pm.
The suspects reportedly entered the store with a large canvas bag and demanded items from three customers and three employees while also taking merchandise from the store. When police arrived, a foot pursuit took place and both suspects were caught.
Investigators say a chrome, .22 semi-automatic handgun loaded with ammunition was recovered from where Oneal said he hid it. Officials say Oneal has a prior conviction for robbery, is a known street-gang member and is currently on parole. The firearm was determined to have been stolen from Porter County, IN.
Original: 10:02 am, 4/15/13, Monday
FORSYTH -- Two men face charges for armed robbery. It happened Sunday, at 5:30 pm, at Midwest Cellular, in the 1300-block of Hickory Point Drive.
Two suspects, ages 17 and 24, were arrested near the scene with a handgun believed used in the holdup. They're accused of taking property of the store and from employees and customers. Both are in custody.
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