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Teens charged in January robbery

Police charge teens while investigating other robberies

Bradford County Sheriff's Office booking photos of Derrick Smith Jr. and Dillon Stephens
Bradford County Sheriff's Office booking photos of Derrick Smith Jr. and Dillon Stephens

STARKE, Fla. – Police in Starke said they've solved a third robbery while investigating two others that happened last week.

They said Sam's Discount Liquor on South Walnut Street was robbed by two men Jan. 29.

While investigating robberies of a Little Caesar's Pizza and an Island Food Store last week, police said they charged Derrick Smith Jr., 19, with armed robbery and grand theft.

Police said they also charged 16-year-old Dillon Stephens in the robbery.

They said he was also charged with burglary, grand theft, felony criminal mischief and dealing in stolen property for a burglary to the Delta Food Store on East Brownlee Street in December.