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Tokyo Express robbed at gunpoint in Asheboro; 2 arrested

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Matthew Olson (left) and Ryan Mullins (right) [Mugshots provided by: Randolph County Sheriff's Office]

ASHEBORO, N.C. — Police have arrested two people who are accused of robbing a Tokyo Express restaurant at gunpoint.

The robbery was reported shortly after 9:30 p.m. Monday at the Tokyo Express at 1550 East Dixie Drive in Asheboro.

Police say two men — one who was armed with a gun and the other a knife — approached the restaurant’s employees and demanded money before they ran away.

Shortly afterward, a deputy with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office stopped a suspicious vehicle nearby. Police say they responded to the vehicle stop and found a gun, knife and bandannas along with the restaurant’s property inside the vehicle.

The occupants of the vehicle, who were identified as Matthew Thaddeus Olson, 18, and Ryan Keith Mullins, 20, both of 364 N.C. Highway 42 North, were arrested, police said. They are both charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and carrying a concealed weapon.

The suspects were taken to the Randolph County Jail. Olson was assigned a $5,000 bond, while Mullins received a $10,000 bond.