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2 men convicted of armed robbery

CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) - Two men have been convicted of armed robbery, according to Chatham County District Attorney's Office.

Israel Moses Jones, 53, and Robert Lee Jones, 54, were sentenced for the 2008 armed robbery and burglary of Chu's Market on Waters Avenue.

Jones received 45 years in prison. Jones received a 20-year sentence, 15 to serve, and the remainder on probation.

Jones posed as a police officer went into Chu's Market and talked to the owner, Shao Ping Chu, about drug activity. He then aimed the gun at Chu and demanded money from the safe.

He left in a getaway car manned by Jones, who was awaiting him outside, according to the Chatham County District Attorney's Office. They both ran from the scene. They were charged with armed robbery, impersonating an officer and burglary.

Both defendants had prior convictions, according to the Chatham County District Attorney's Office. Jones was previously convicted of impersonating an officer in another circuit.

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