NEW INFO: Greenville Police Arrest Trio 9 Minutes After Pizza Place Robbery

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Police are crediting quick police work and alert witnesses to the quick arrest of three people believed to be connected to an armed robbery.

Greenville police said they were called to Big Daddy's Pizzeria at 2601 E.10th Street around 8:15 Sunday night.

Investigators said two men came in, one with a hand gun, and forced the store owner to the ground, demanding money.

Police said the pair made off with $60 in cash.

GPD spokeswoman Kristen Hunter said within four minutes, people in the area had called in descriptions of the gunmen and their car. Within nine minutes, Hunter said officers had three people detained.

Charged with the Sunday night robbery were 22-year-old Timothy Jones, 23-year-old Elijah Williams and 20-year-old Rodney Whitehurst.

Police say Williams and Whitehurst were also involved in another armed robbery early Thursday morning on East 3rd Street. In that case, several people were standing around a backyard fire pit when four armed men approached them and got away with cash, credit cards and a phone.


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Greenville Police say that they are investigating an armed robbery and that 3 people have been detained for questioning.

Officials say that they received a call of an armed robbery around 8:15 Sunday night at Big Daddy's Pizzeria at 2601 E.10th Street. According to investigators, 2 men entered the store with a handgun and demanded money. We're told they left the scene in a vehicle driven by a 3rd man.

Officials say just 9 minutes later, a patrol car spotted a vehicle matching the description provided by witnesses to the robbery and pulled it over in the parking lot of the Shell Station at 3000 E. 10th Street.

At the Shell Station, crime scene tape was wrapped around the area of what we're told was the suspects vehicle, a white Crown Victoria.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Greenville Police have just arrested at least two people at an area gas station amid heavy police activity.

As of 8:45, crime scene tape was being wrapped around the area of a white crown Victoria in the parking lot of the Shell Station on 10th street in front of Hastings Ford. WITN's Clayton Bauman was at the scene where at least two men were seen being handcuffed and placed into waiting squad cars.

At one time there were around 8 different patrol cars at the gas station.

3 people are being detained and reviewed.

We're told a spokeswoman for Greenville Police is on the way and will have more information on what took place.

Stay with WITN for the latest on this story.


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