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Darius Marquis Madkins, 23, of Trail One in Burlington, and Markale Deonte Madkins, 21, of Wanda Drive in Greensboro. (Burlington PD)

BURLINGTON, N.C. — Police said they have identified two men accused of beating a store clerk Friday night in Burlington.

Darius Marquis Madkins, 23, of Trail One in Burlington, and Markale Deonte Madkins, 21, of Wanda Drive in Greensboro, allegedly entered Joe Shopwell Mini Mart at 1204 Apple St. around 10:40 p.m. and tried stealing items.

Police said the clerk tied to stop one of the suspects and was beaten with a stick multiple times by both men.

Police said the suspects took off as passengers in a grey Jeep or SUV with four doors driven by an unknown male. Officials said the victim sustained minor injuries to his face and legs.

Warrants were obtained on both suspects for assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and misdemeanor larceny.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with any information can call the Burlington Police Department at (336) 229-3500, Burlington/Alamance Crimestoppers at (336) 229-7100, or the Connecting Burlington Communities tip line at 336-222-5024.