WRENS, Ga. (WJBF) – Two teenaged suspects are in custody in connection with a deadly armed robbery in Wrens, Georgia.
On Wednesday June 28, at approximately 8:35pm, two teenaged suspects entered Wrens Food Mart, also known as Jackie’s on Waynesboro Hwy. in Wrens.
During what appeared to be an armed robbery, the store clerk, now identified as 36-year-old Mandeep Singh, was shot and killed.
The GBI tells us one of the teens stayed inside momentarily then walked outside of the store, as the second teen stayed in the store, walked behind the clerk’s desk, and pointed a pistol at the Singh.
The second teen fired shots at Singh, hitting him, before running out of the business. A few moments later, the second teen walked back into the store, took cash out of the register and other items, and ran away.
Both suspects are in custody at this time. The Wrens Police Department says due to the age of the offenders, their names and photos cannot be released at this time.
One suspect is charged with Murder and Armed Robbery. The second suspect is charged with Murder, Armed Robbery, and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime.
If you have any further information about this crime, please contact Wrens Chief John Maynard 706-547-3232 or Special Agent Michael Kight with GBI 706-595-2575.
This is a developing story.