Two teens arrested after High Point cashier beaten

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Devontea Markeese Williams, of High Point, and Elgin Nautica Black, of Greensboro

HIGH POINT, N.C. — High Point police said they’ve arrested two teenagers accused of robbing a store and beating a cashier.

Devontea Markeese Williams, of High Point, and Elgin Nautica Black, of Greensboro, both 17, were arrested and charged on Tuesday.

The suspects are accused of entering the Red Dot grocery store at 345 Ennis Street around 4 p.m. Saturday, both wearing masks.

Police said one of the suspects assaulted the victim and held her down on the floor. The suspects allegedly stole cash, 40-50 packs of cigarettes and lottery tickets from behind the counter and then ran off.

The victim – a woman in her late 50s – is recovering after the incident. She was stabbed in the back of her arm with a knife, her eye was severely bruised and parts of her body were scratched.

Both suspects were charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault inflicting serious injury and booked into the Guilford County Jail.

Williams received a $250,000 secured bond, while Black’s bond was undetermined as of around 3 p.m. Tuesday.