DECATUR - Police charged a teen Thursday in connection with the robbery of two Gwinnett County businesses.
Gwinnett County Police Department spokesman Cpl. Darren Moloney said Brian Eugene Weldon, 17, of Decatur was charged with two counts of felony armed robbery in connection with the Monday robbery of the Metro PCS store on Annistown Road in Snellville as well as the March 22 armed robbery at the Hunan Chinese restaurant near U.S. Highway 78 in Lilburn.
The Metro PCS was robbed by two men shortly before 4 p.m. Monday, a police report said. The owner told police two men, one armed with a gun, entered the store demanding money from the register, the report said.
The men, believed to be Weldon and an accomplice, took the owner's wallet and nearly $770 from the register, according to the report.
A report detailing the restaurant robbery said two black men entered the Hunan Garden shortly after 7:30 p.m. March 22 demanding money from the register. One threatened the owner with a gun while the other talked on a cell phone.
The men fled in an older model white and blue Chevy truck, the report said.
Moloney said investigators are searching for Weldon's alleged accomplice believed to be a 21-year-old black man described as weighing approximately 185 pounds, 5 feet, 11 inches tall who goes by the name "Three." Police believe the man has short hair and wears a diamond-studded earring in each ear, has a small, lightly grown mustache and may have a rash or infection on his neck.
Moloney said additional charges against Weldon are pending.
Moloney said Weldon and his alleged accomplice may be responsible for other robberies in the county and investigators are continuing to question people about the incidents.
Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call Lead Investigator Everson at 770-513-5396.