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Ankle Tracking Bracelet Leads To Three Robbery Arrests

Two men and a woman are in custody following the robbery of the Dollar General In Bridgeton and authorities say they were able to track down one of the suspects because he was on pre-trial release and was wearing an ankle monitoring device.

Deputies say Ciara Lewis of Pinetown, Andrew Elder of Cove City and Samuel Gaskins of Pinetown have been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Authorities say after tracking down Elder, who was wearing the ankle monitoring device, they were then able to catch the other two.

Elder and Gaskins' bond is set at $1 million. Authorities say Elder carried a sawed-off shotgun into the business, while Gaskins was armed with a silver revolver.

Sheriff Jerry Monette tells WITN the two men came into the business on Highway 17 North in Bridgeton around 2:30 p.m.

The sheriff says there were no injuries reported in the robbery.

Employees say the gunmen got away with about $200 in cash.

Bridgeton police say the robbers were both wearing masks.

According to records, Elder was on probation for possession of drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct and a motor vehicle violation. He has a prior record for possession of a firearm by a felon, assault with a deadly weapon, and larceny of firearms.

Gaskins has a prior record for assault on a public official, DWI and driving with license revoked.

The trio went before a district court judge this morning and remain in jail.


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