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Two armed robbery suspects arrested

By by HUCK TREADWELL
Special to The Advance
The Escambia County Sheriff's Department is still looking for a third suspect in an armed robbery.
The G&G Convenience Store on Jack Springs Road was robbed at gunpoint May 21.
Chief Deputy Major Mike Murphy said the Escambia County Sheriff's Department received a call about the robbery at 4:43 p.m.
Murphy said three black males in a 4-door Ford Tempo claimed to have engine problems and wanted anti-freeze for their car.
When no customers were in the store, one suspect entered the back door with a gun and the second entered the front door with a gun.
The third suspect apparently put water into the radiator of the car during this time.
The three men left the store in the Ford Tempo.
Capt. Tommy America spotted the suspects' vehicle on the shoulder of Curtis Road and captured Jeffrey Lee Sanders, 19, of Century, Fla.
The other two men hitched a ride into Atmore with a passing car.
The following day, May 22, Mark Zander Johnson was arrested on Liberty Street.
Both men are charged with robbery third degree.
Murphy said the department is still looking for the third suspect who is believed to be in Florida.