FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. -- Two men are in custody following an armed robbery that led to a police chase and vehicle crash in Forsyth County Thursday morning.
The chase stemmed from an armed robbery reported around 8:13 a.m. in High Point.
A witness called police after seeing an armed robbery in progress at the Dollar Tree on Eastchester Drive in High Point. Police responded and a chase ensued.
The chase ended when the suspect vehicle, a 2001 Dodge Dakota, lost control and crashed on I-40 near N.C. 66 in Kernersville. The suspects then fled on foot.
Lorde Allah Black, 20, and Marquis Rayshun Humphrey, 21, both of Greensboro, were apprehended a short time later along Old Salem Road. One was found inside a barn, and the other nearby.
Police say the suspect vehicle was not registered to either suspect. Police say they recovered a shotgun at the scene and are looking for a pistol.
Charges are pending against both suspects, police say.
Davidson County deputies believe the suspects may be connected to a robbery at the Dollar General Old Greensboro Road in Wallburg, that also took place this morning.
Authorities are also looking into a possible connection between the suspects and a string of robberies over the past few months in the Piedmont.
Lockdowns were initially issued at Bishop McGuinness, Calebs Creek Elementary, Southeast Middle and Glenn High School, as a precaution. They have since been lifted.