2 arrested in armed robbery at Springfield Verizon store


Two teenagers are now in custody and three others remain at large in connection with the armed robbery of a Springfield cell phone store.

Anthony Dorone Edwards, 18, of Springfield, was charged with aggravated robbery and carrying a concealed weapon. Javon Lashawn Reid, 18, of Dayton, also was charged with aggravated robbery.

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Both appeared in Clark County Municipal Court on Friday and pleaded not guilty. Their bonds were set at $100,000 each.

Five men with their faces covered and holding guns entered Verizon Wireless on North Bechtle Avenue about 10:20 a.m. Thursday, according to court records.

The men entered the store shortly after it opened and allegedly yelled for everyone to get down, court records say. They allegedly threatened to shoot people inside of the business and demanded money and items of value.

Two employees allegedly were taken to the stock room at gunpoint, according to court records, and the suspects took an unknown amount of merchandise and an undisclosed amount of money.

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The suspects left in a gold Chevy Impala and were last seen traveling down Ohio 4. An officer saw the vehicle some time later and chased it, according to court records, but then lost sight of it in the Dayton area.

Springfield police were later contacted by Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents who were observing a house in Trotwood. Three men arrived at the location, according to court records, and Edwards and Reid were taken into custody and the other got away.

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Edwards allegedly was found with stolen phones and a handgun, court records say, and Reid allegedly admitted to police he was involved in the robbery.

Police are actively looking for the other suspects.



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