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4 arrested nearly 2 years after Li'l Cricket robbery

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From top-left to lower-right: Bobby Brown, Contessa Hopkins, Austin Robinson and Charles Wilson. (Spartanburg Co. Detention Center) From top-left to lower-right: Bobby Brown, Contessa Hopkins, Austin Robinson and Charles Wilson. (Spartanburg Co. Detention Center)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Police said four suspects have been arrested nearly two years after an armed robbery of a Spartanburg Li'l Cricket store.

On Oct. 24, 2010 at about 1:15 a.m., the John B. White Sr. Boulevard store's cashier called 911 to report a robbery, police said.

The clerk told police that two men ran into the store, one showed a gun and demanded cash from the register. The second suspect demanded Newport cigarettes, the clerk said.

Investigators said the men went through the cash register, took some cash and about 16 packs of cigarettes, then they ran away.

Officers tried to search with a dog to find the suspects but lost their scent, according to the incident report. While searching, police found a pack of Newports that had been dropped nearby.

Police said the suspects hid and watched the store, and later got in a getaway car. The other two suspect came into the store moments before the robbery to case it, according to police.

While both men covered their faces, the police report said they left a few fingerprints because one of them did not wear gloves and the other had socks on his hands that came off in his pocket.

Police said a recent tip led to the identification and arrest of all four suspects. Twenty-two-year-old Bobby Brown, 24-year-old Contessa Hopkins, 22-year-old Austin Robinson and 27-year-old Charles Wilson were all charged with armed robbery

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