Auburn police made a pair of arrests over the weekend for two unrelated incidents, according to releases from the Auburn Police Division.
On Saturday, APD arrested and charged Auburn resident Tommie L. Tyson Jr., 21, with third-degree robbery.
At around 9 p.m., the police division responded to a call from the 800 block of East Glenn Avenue. Police said a 19-year-old man was sitting in his car in a parking lot of a convenience store when he was approached by a man demanding money and his cell phone.
The 19-year-old refused and said the suspect began hitting him. The victim then ran into the store and called the police.
Police said they located Tyson hiding behind the business when they arrived and took him into custody. Tyson was taken to the Lee County Detention Center where he remains on a $10,000 bond.
The 19-year-old did not sustain any injuries, police said.
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On Sunday, Auburn police arrested and charged Opelika resident Phillip Robinson, 51, with two counts of second-degree burglary, one count of third-degree burglary, second-degree theft of property, third-degree theft of property and two counts of fourth-degree theft of property.
Police said his arrest stemmed from investigations into a string of burglaries that took place on Friday and Sunday at apartment complexes
At around 3 p.m. on Friday, officers responded to a report of a suspicious male being confronted as he carried property away from an apartment. Police said the property was recovered and further investigation resulted in Robinson being developed as a suspect.
On Sunday at around 7:30 a.m., APD responded to a call reporting a man matching Robinson's description unlawfully entering two occupied apartments.
The police said they came into contact with Robinson in a vehicle near the area afterward and took him into custody and transported him to the Lee County jail where he remains on a $30,000 bond.
Approximately $4,200 in property consisting of jewelry, electronics, clothing
Robinson was transported to the Lee County Jail where he remains in custody on a $30,000 bond.
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