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UPDATED: 2 arrested in armed robbery at DeKalb AT&T store


Two men have been apprehended by police after robbing an AT&T store in DeKalb Tuesday morning.

The incident occurred at 11:38 a.m. at the store located at 2205 Sycamore Road. Two armed suspects entered the store, ordered employees to the ground, and bound the hands of the employees with duct tape. The men then collected merchandise from the store and fled in a tan Grand Prix.

Police attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver did not comply. After a short chase, the vehicle was involved in an accident at Pleasant and Peace Road. Both suspects fled on foot from the scene of the crash and were apprehended a short time later. No injuries were reported.

The suspects have been identified as Maurice Mullen, 23, of Aurora, and Ryan Joyner-Pool, 26, of Montgomery. They both face the following charges:

  • Armed Robbery - Class X Felony
  • Armed Violence - Class X Felony
  • Burglary - Class 2 Felony
  • Aggravated Unlawful Restraint - Class 3 Felony
  • Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding - Class 4 Felony

The case is still under investigation.

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