Teen accused of Parker's robbery arrested

Charles Christopher Johnson (Source: SCMPD)
Charles Christopher Johnson (Source: SCMPD)

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A teenager was arrested Monday by U.S. Marshals in connection with the robbery of a Parker's convenience store on Aug. 26.

A warrant had been issued on Charles Christopher Johnson, 18, of Savannah, in connection for the robbery of the Parker's on Beech Street. Surveillance photos from the crime had been circulated in the community, which helped identify the suspect, according to Savannah-Chatham Metro Police.

Police said Johnson forced the 20-year-old clerk to open the cash register and then kicked in the bottom of a door to the office, forced the clerk to crawl through. He then made her get the keys to the safe and then made her open it and hand over the contents, according to police.

When a customer came in, Johnson lay down on the floor behind the counter and pointed a gun at the clerk to keep her quiet, according to police. After the customer left, he grabbed two cartons of cigarettes and ran from the store, according to SCMPD.

Johnson had been released July 18 from the Chatham County Detention Center after serving four months for criminal trespass at the Montgomery Crossroads Wal-Mart store in March.

Johnson had been banned from Wal-Mart in 2010 after being arrested on shoplifting charges from an incident at the Wilmington Island store on U.S. 80, according to SCMPD.

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