CONYERS -- The Conyers Police Department has arrested a Decatur teenager in connection with the armed robbery of two employees of the Rue 21 store on Jan. 2. Due to the severity of the crimes, the suspect is being charged as an adult, according to the CPD.
Isaac Trimble Jr., 16, of 3863 Memorial Drive, Apt. 1504, Decatur, faces charges of armed robbery, robbery, motor vehicle hijacking and two counts of aggravated assault, according to the CPD. The arrest was announced Monday afternoon. Trimble is being held at a Youth Detention Center.
Police continue to look for four other suspects in the hold up of employees who were robbed at gunpoint as they left the store on Dogwood Drive at about 11:15 that night. The employees were robbed of their cell phones and cars.
A 24-year-old male employee told police that he and an 18-year-old female employee closed the store at 9 p.m. and stayed to clean up. When they left the employee said he was walking toward his car near Carmike Cinema when he was approached by five black males in a Jeep.
According to the victims' statements to police, two of the suspects jumped out of the back seat of the Jeep. One, who was wearing a goblin mask, approached the male employee, held a gun to his head and ordered him to sit on the curb. The second suspect, who had his face covered by a bandanna, ran toward the female employee, who had already gotten in her car and was texting while waiting for the car to warm up. The suspect reportedly screamed for her to get out of the car, opened her car door, grabbed her and threw her to the ground.
Both victims said the suspects took their cell phones and drove off in their cars. They ran to Carmike Cinema where they called police.
Both victims' cars were recovered in separate locations in DeKalb County on Jan. 4.
The victims both said they believed the suspects to be young. Police said Monday they are confident that additional arrests are forthcoming.
The Conyers Police Department has been assisted by DeKalb County Police detectives in the investigation.