More charges, arrests to come in armed robbery case

Published: Jan. 7, 2019 at 6:45 PM CST
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Two people might've thought they got away with a serious crime, but not before law enforcement agencies connected the dots.

The Adams County Sheriff's Department is working on making more arrests in connection with an armed robbery at a Casey's store in Juniata last month.

Glenn Kemp, an Adams County investigator, said they're waiting on a judge to sign two more arrest warrants in relation to the robbery. One is for an adult female from North Platte, and another for an adult male from Adams County.

A North Platte man was already arrested in connection to the robbery. North Platte police arrested 19-year-old Clay Robinson on January 5.

Robinson is being accused of entering the store on December 12 wearing all black and a ski mask, and carrying a semi-automatic pistol. There were two clerks in the store at the time. He got away with more than $1,000 from the store.

He's being charged with robbery, the use of a firearm to commit a felony and intentional child abuse.

"We went out Saturday morning, Deputy Kemp and myself, went out to get him. While we were there we interviewed another person involved, which warrant is pending at this time," Investigator Kemp said.

Robinson is currently being held at the Adams County jail and will be in court on Tuesday.

The Sheriff's Department isn't releasing the names of the other two suspects until a judge signs the warrants, and they're arrested.

Deputy Kemp said the joint effort between themselves and North Platte police helped move the investigation along.

"It sped it up greatly. Otherwise we would've had to go out to North Platte to try to track down these two subjects down ourselves. So with their help, they already knew the subjects from previous contacts with them, with their help it was very much easier," Deputy Kemp said.

He said the investigation is still ongoing.

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