2 teens charged after employee shot during robbery at Winston-Salem convenience store

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Kobe Isaiah Allen

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Two teens face charges after an employee was shot during a robbery at a Winston-Salem convenience store, according to a news release from Winston-Salem police.

Kobe Isaiah Allen, 16, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Another 16-year-old is charged with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of stolen vehicle and resisting arrest.

At 12:21 a.m. on April 4, police went to Mo’s Chicken and Grocery on Indiana Avenue in reference to an armed robbery. Officers learned that two suspects entered the business and pulled a gun on the clerk. When another employee confronted them with his own weapon, he was shot multiple times.

The employee was taken to a hospital for treatment. Winston-Salem police did not provide an update on the employee’s condition in their Wednesday news release.

Allen was taken into custody on Tuesday. The other teen was arrested April 12.

Allen was also charged with armed robbery of a person for an unrelated crime on Jan. 28 in the 2800 block of Piedmont Circle.

Allen is being held under a $205,000 secured bond and the other teen is being held under a $30,000 secured bond at the Forsyth County Detention Center. Both are due in court May 3.

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