An 18-year-old and a 16-year-old were arrested and accused of committing armed robberies in Cobb County, including one on the Silver Comet Trail last month, authorities said.
Tyrone Jerome Vincent, of Austell, and the underage teen were arrested last Monday after allegedly stealing a cellphone near the East-West Connector, Channel 2 Action News reported. The 16-year-old is not being charged as an adult, and it’s AJC.com’s policy to not identify minors who are being charged as juveniles.
On Jan. 18 around 5:45 p.m., the duo allegedly put a tree branch in the middle of the trail west of Anderson Mill Road, AJC.com previously reported. When a cyclist stopped to move the branch, he was robbed of his cellphone at gunpoint.
Cobb police told Channel 2 that Vincent and the teen were tied to the Silver Comet Trail robbery after being questioned.
Blue trail marker emergency phones have recently been installed to improve police response time, police previously said. The Silver Comet Trail runs 61 miles from Cobb County to the Georgia-Alabama state line, where it connects to the 33-mile long Chief Ladiga Trail to Anniston, Ala.
After a woman was assaulted on the trail in 2014, Paulding County officials added 47 cameras at 21 locations, which deputies have access to at all times, Channel 2 reported.
Vincent faces two counts of armed robbery, and he remains in the Cobb County Jail without bond, according to jail records. The charges the 16-year-old faces have not been provided.
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