Two teens charged in connection to Burlington robberies

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BURLINGTON, N.C. — Two teens were arrested in connection to several robberies in Burlington over the weekend.

Both robberies happened within a four-block vicinity of Cleveland Avenue and Queen Ann Street.

The first happened on Dec. 5 at 6:18 p.m. The victim, Armando Avendano, told police he was assaulted and robbed by three men as he was walking down Queen Ann Street at Cleveland Avenue.

During the incident, he fell down and two of the suspects began punching and kicking him. The suspects took Avendano’s personal belongings and fled the scene.

Officers responded to reports of a second robbery at the intersection of Nance and Sidney avenues on Dec. 6 at 12:11 a.m.

The victim, Randy Dennis Reed Jr., told police he was approached by three armed men. During the incident, the suspects stole a cell phone from Reed.

After an investigation, the Burlington Police Department determined that the robberies were committed by the same individuals.

As a result of the investigation, Ernest Leon Jones Jr., 17, of 706 Providence Road in Graham, was charged with common law robbery. He is being held under a $25,000 bond at the Alamance County Jail.

A 14-year-old was also charged with common law robbery.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact the Burlington Police Department at (336) 229-3500 or Alamance County CrimeStoppers at (336) 229-7100.