Suspects charged following armed robbery

Charges have been approved against two men and two teenagers following an armed robbery of a gas station early Wednesday morning.

Each of Brandon Richard Joseph, 24, a 17-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy, both who cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, face one count each of robbery, disguising face with intent and possessing stolen property under $5,000.

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The girl also faces a count of possessing a dangerous weapon while Jonathon Christopher Matthews, 18, faces a count of possessing stolen property under $5,000.

Police said three suspects wearing masks entered the gas station at 5th Avenue and Tabor Boulevard just before 1 a.m. while a fourth remained outside. They demanded cash and struck the lone employee with a blunt instrument.

They fled on foot with a small amount of cash and some cigarettes before police could be called. But several officers were called to the area and by shortly after 1 a.m., the four were found and arrested near an elementary school on Rainbow Drive.

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