Two arrested in armed robbery

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Two Troy men were arrested Tuesday morning after a local gas station clerk was robbed at gunpoint.

Rosiner Woods, 20, of Troy and originally from Jefferson County, and Davaries Townsend, 28, also of Troy, have been taken into custody in connection with the crime, said Troy Police Chief Anthony Everage.

At 10:27 a.m. police were notified a clerk at the Beeline Store on U.S. Highway 231 near Sanders Road had been robbed.

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Woods is alleged to have approached the clerk as she was walking to her car to take a deposit to the bank and demanded money from her at gunpoint.

Police would not release the amount, but cash and checks were taken during the incident.

Everage said Woods and Townsend, who was the driver of a green Honda Accord, then fled the scene traveling south on U.S. Highway 231.

A Troy Police detective spotted the vehicle turn onto Elba Highway and then off to Merrily Drive. The vehicle was stopped at the intersection of Merrily and Dale Drive in a felony traffic stop.

Both Woods and Townsend were taken into custody where they face charges of robbery first degree. Both have bonds set at $50,000 and are in the Pike County Jail.The case remains under investigation by the Troy Police Department.

Everage said he commends his officers for quick reaction to the crime, since suspects were captured only minutes after the incident.