Teens Arrested for Armed Robbery in Duplin Co.

JANUARY 23, 2006 -- More charges have been filed against some of the teenagers accused of terrorizing businesses in Duplin County.

Wallace police have charged Dennis Padilla and a 15-year-old with the robbery of Dixon's Grill and Grocery in Teachey last Friday. A total of five teens were arrested in connection with that robbery. A Wallace resident called police after seeing the five jump into a car after the robbery.

Investigators say those teens could also be responsible for a series of other robberies that took place in broad daylight and frightened employees and customers at several stores.