Police arrested Jakobe Thomas, 19, and a 17-year-old male juvenile, both from Alexander City, on Wednesday for their involvement in a robbery that occurred on Aug. 17, in the parking lot of a business in the 1600 block of Opelika Road.
The two were both charged with first-degree robbery, and transported to the Lee County Jail, where they are being held on $100,000 bonds. Alabama law allows for a 17-year-old to be automatically charged as an adult for first-degree robbery.
The female victim exited her vehicle and was approached by a man who was in possession of a hand gun and demanded money. The man took her purse, containing cash and a cell phone, and got into the passenger side of a waiting pick-up truck and fled the area.
The police's investigation into the robbery resulted in the issuance of an arrest warrant for Thomas. He was arrested early on Wednesday during a traffic stop by an Alexander City police officer and taken into custody.
Later in the day, Auburn police arrested the 17-year-old on a felony warrant after he turned himself in.
The pick-up truck used in the robbery has also been recovered.
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