Pair who robbed convenience store and gas station arrested, police say

Pair who robbed convenience store and gas station arrested, police say
Middletown police are investigating an armed robbery at Discount Tobacco on South Breiel Blvd. (Source: WXIX)

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (FOX19) - The two masked men Middletown police say robbed a convenience store and a gas station Monday were arrested Tuesday afternoon.

According to police, the men walked into the Discount Tobacco store on South Breiel Boulevard Monday at 11:34 a.m. wearing winter hats and Halloween masks.

One of the men, police say, was armed with a handgun, while the other held a trash bag as they forced the cashier to empty the register drawer.

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After robbing the store they fled in a light silver or white mini-van parked on a street behind the store and headed north on Gideon toward Central Avenue.

Tuesday morning, Middletown police put two surveillance videos on their Facebook page showing Monday’s robbery in hopes someone would recognize the two men.

Police said the men are also suspects in an armed robbery that happened shortly after 11 p.m. Monday at the Speedway on the corner of Orchard Street and Roosevelt Boulevard.

Officers say in each case the men displayed a hand gun and robbed the clerks at gun point.

Police say the suspects were arrested Tuesday and identified as Austin Getter, 20, and a 15-year-old. Both were taken into custody at a home in the 6900 block of Bavarian Street and charged with aggravated robbery, according to police.

Austin Getter, 20, was arrested along with a 15-year-old on Tuesday. Police say the pair are suspects in the robbery of a convenience store and a gas station.
Austin Getter, 20, was arrested along with a 15-year-old on Tuesday. Police say the pair are suspects in the robbery of a convenience store and a gas station. (Source: Middletown Police Department)

A search warrant was executed at the home and officers say masks, realistic BB guns and money was recovered.

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