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Three Mill Creek teens suspected in robberies

BUFORD — Robbery investigators believe three Mill Creek High School students are behind two armed robberies within hours of each other earlier this month.

A public tip led police to the three 16-year-old students, who were arrested Thursday. None were identified because they are juveniles.

Police believe the teens held up a Little Caesar’s Pizza at 2033 Buford Highway about 8:30 p.m. Oct. 11. Two of them entered the store wearing masks and armed with pistols, then swiped cash from a safe before driving away, said Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. Edwin Ritter.

A short time later, police in Braselton reported a similar heist at a Shell gas station in their jurisdiction, Ritter said.

In both stick-ups, the suspects fled in a silver passenger car with black rims and a loud exhaust.

On Wednesday, police received a tip from an individual who recognized the suspect vehicle at a residence on Plantation Mill Trail in Buford.

“This public tip (led) to the break investigators were looking for,” Ritter said.

Gwinnett and Braselton police made the arrests.

Ritter identified all three suspects as Hispanic males who live in Buford. Charged with armed robbery, they remain at the Regional Youth Detention Center.