ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — Three men have been charged in connection with three armed robberies at local stores after a witness trapped them inside during the most recent incident.
Deputies charged Timmy Wayne George Jr., 20, 618 Rolling Road, Burlington, and Phillip Cody Hogan, 18, 209 North Court, Graham, both with robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Their bond is set at $25,000 secured.
They also charged Michael Greg Perry, 26, 1761 N. Jim Minor Road, Lt 2, Haw River, with three counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by felon
His bond is set at $201,000 secured.
Two separate armed robberies were reported within a week, one at the Purple Peddler and one at a Circus Foods in Swepsonville.
Both involved three men armed with guns.
The most recent armed robbery happened on Monday, at Rays Mini Mart on Highway 119 north.
A passing motorist had observed two subjects inside of the store one armed with a long gun and the other with a knife, apparently confronting the clerk.
The witness pulled his vehicle nearly against the front door of the business, trapping the suspects inside.
One of the suspects fired a shot at a plate glass window and escaped through the opening. They ran to a nearby Jeep that was occupied by a driver and fled.
The witness followed the suspects until responding deputies could stop the vehicle.
The three men are awaiting their first appearance in Alamance County District Court.