Parents who were watching WITN Monday evening saw something no parent would want to see -- they say they saw their son robbing a convenience store.
Five teens are now under arrest for a weekend holdup of a Jacksonville Circle K.
On Monday, police released surveillance photos of the crime at the Circle K on Piney Green Road. Parents of Michael Duncan II say they recognized their son. They brought him into the police department. That eventually led to the arrest of the other four.
Charged with armed robbery and felony conspiracy are Zavier Everette, 16 of Richlands, Michael Duncan II, 19 of Jacksonville, Stefon Howard, 18 of Jacksonville, and Kristopher Jammer, 18 of Jacksonville. 19-year-old Warren Hoffman of Jacksonville is charged with felony conspiracy and aid and abet armed robbery.
Hoffman's bond was set at $400,000, while Duncan, Everette and Howard's bond was $300,000. Bond for Jammer was set at $100,000.
Duncan was released from jail Tuesday afternoon, while the others are having their first court appearance.
Sheriff Ed Brown says the five are responsible for several armed robberies in Onslow County and that more charges will be brought against the group.
Police are hoping you can help them identify three armed robbers who held up a Jacksonville convenience store this past weekend.
The Circle K on Piney Green Road was robbed early Sunday morning. Two of the robbers were armed and pointed their guns at the clerk, demanding money.
Police released six photos Monday from the store's surveillance system. To view pictures, please click the PHOTOS tab the top of the story.
Robber # 1 black male 6'00"-6'03", 180-200 lbs, wearing a black ski mask over his face, a red in color short sleeved T-shirt, with long blue jean shorts, black and white high top tennis shoes, wearing white gloves. This robber was armed.
Robber #2 black male 5'10"-5'11" about 220 lbs, wearing a black short sleeved T-shirt, dark in color shorts with brown Timberland boots, wearing dark rag over his face. This robber was also armed.
Robber # 3 white male 6'00", 160-170 lbs wearing a red in color short sleeved T-Shirt over a white long sleeved T-shirt, with dark jeans and black shoes. He was carrying a black bag with white writing on it and his face was covered with a blue shirt or rag, and was also wearing white gloves.
Police say all three should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on their identity should call Jacksonville police or Crimestoppers.