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Two 17-year-olds charged in Goldsboro store robbery

Posted July 31, 2009 9:35 a.m. EDT

— Goldsboro police arrested two 17-year-olds on a scooter Wednesday and charged them with robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Justin Maurice Devaughn, of 605 S. Oleander Ave. in Goldsboro, and Joshua Joel Corrica, of 125 Aldeburgh Court in Holly Springs, were accused of robbing a Jarman Seafood employee and taking money from the cash register.

Employee Kim Willoughby told police he was robbed at gunpoint at the store, 510 N. John St., around 4 p.m. Wednesday.

He said two men came into the store and that one of the men pointed a handgun at him and demanded money, police said. The suspects took an undetermined amount of money and fled the store on a dark-colored scooter, he told police.

Officer M. Green and members of the A-Shift stopped a scooter at the intersection of Park Avenue and Kornegay Street. The riders fit the description given by dispatch, police said. Officers then brought Willoughby to the traffic stop and he was able to positively identify both riders, police said.

Officers arrested the suspects, questioned them and took them to the Wayne County Jail where they were placed under a $100,000 secured bond. Both the money and gun used in the robbery were recovered, police said.