MONROE — Two women are in custody in connection with the armed robbery of a convenience store, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said today.
The robbery at the Stop and Run store, 2062 S. Custer Rd., Monroe Township, occurred shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, when a masked woman pulled a handgun and demanded money from the cashier, deputies said.
Money in hand, the suspect, described as white, 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 125 pounds, fled the store, tucking the firearm into the waistband of her pants.
Investigators searching the area learned she had made her way to a nearby public park and entered a green, older model Ford Thunderbird or Mercury Cougar driven by another woman.
Searchers called in an aviation unit and arrested the pair; the suspects’ vehicle also was found and evidence recovered. The women are lodged in the Monroe County jail pending arraignment on Thursday, after which their names will be released.
Anyone with information is asked to call sheriff’s detectives at 734-240-7530.