Two Conway teens are behind bars after reportedly taking a pack of cigarettes and $5 from two 16-year-old boys behind a Fred's Store on Monday.
Zaveon Griffin and Kevin Lowry, both 18, each face robbery charges after being accused of robbing two 16-year-olds behind a Fred's Store in Conway on Monday.
The two victims told authorities "they went to Kroger and got some whipping cream and were eating it behind Fred's on the loading dock" when they were approached by Griffin and Lowry, according to a probable cause affidavit.
In their statement to police, the juveniles said they were smoking cigarettes and eating the whipping cream when the suspects "came up to them and asked for a cigarette."
"After giving the males a cigarette, the males left and then returned a few minutes later," the affidavit reads in part. "When the males returned, they demanded the pack of cigarettes."
The victims told police that the suspects proceeded to hit them in the mouth and take the cigarettes after the teens refused to hand over the pack of Newport menthol cigarettes. After taking the cigarettes, one of the suspects allegedly demanded one of the juveniles to give him all his cash before hitting the 16-year-old in the mouth and taking a little more than $5 from him.
An officer located Griffin and Lowry at a residence on Sixth Street shortly after the incident, where they were then detained in separate vehicles so that the juveniles could identify them.
According to the affidavit, Conway Police Department officers located the pack of cigarettes along with $3 on one of the suspects when arresting Griffin and Lowry.
Online records show Griffin and Lowry both remained in the county jail in lieu of $5,000 bonds and were scheduled to appear at 9 a.m. June 25 in Faulkner County Circuit Court for a plea and arraignment hearing regarding the aforementioned case.