An alert deputy used his recent training to catch the suspects.

2 Roswell teens arrested for armed robbery in Forsyth County

Two teenagers from Roswell were arrested early Wednesday in Forsyth County in connection with the robbery of a business Tuesday evening.

Stephan Burnette, 17, and Troy Palmer, 18, have both been charged with armed robbery.

And Burnette, who is the son of Roswell Fire Chief Ricky Burnette, has been charged with possession of a firearm in commission of a felony, according to Channel 2 Action News.

Both are in the Forsyth County Jail, and neither has bond, Forsyth County police spokesperson Epifano Rodriguez said Wednesday in an email to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

A suspect entered the store in the 2500 block of Buford Dam Road after 9 p.m., according to the incident report. When the clerk returned to the counter, the suspect produced a revolver and demanded money from the clerk. He also threatened to shoot the clerk if she did not hurry, the report said.

The suspect was wearing a skull logo bandana on his face, and sunglasses, the clerk told police.

The clerk put about $1,100 into a black shopping bag, the report said. The suspect left the store, as two patrons entered. He then entered the passenger side of a black SUV, and the vehicle west on Buford Dam Road.

The suspects were apprehended about 2 a.m. Wednesday at a felony traffic stop at Georgia 20 and Highway 400, Rodriguez said. The vehicle was stopped because it matched the description given to Forsyth County authorities.

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