This photo was obtained from video footage of the first robbery Thursday and posted to Facebook. Someone identified the subject and called police. (Contributed photo)
Sometimes social media pays off. A Facebook tip helped police make two arrests in a string of three convenience store robberies last Thursday. Zachary Hammond, 18, and Marcus Flores, 18, were arrested at the Stripes store on Cleveland Avenue. They were also charged with three counts of aggravated robbery, possession of a firearm on a licensed premise and possession of a stolen firearm. Hammond was also charged with possession of narcotics. Bond was set at $355,000 for Hammond and $345,000 for Flores.
Gardening offers many health benefits, including increased exercise, social interaction, and relief from the stresses of everyday living. There is joy in creating something unique and beautiful with plants, but we must take precautions to reduce our chances of developing skin cancer.
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