Two Teens Charged in Laurens Armed Robbery

Laurens Police made two arrests Friday in connection with an Armed Robbery at the Pavan Convenience Store on North Harper at Fleming late last Wednesday morning.

18-year-old Mikel Kishon Burnside of 300 Holmes Street, Laurens and 17-year-old Yashire Rasheed Thompson of 101 East Hampton Street are both charged with Criminal Conspiracy and Armed Robbery. Both teens are accused of conspiring with each other to commit the crime of Armed Robbery at 202 North Harper Street.

Officer J.C. Brewington also states that on February 6th Mikel Kishon Burnside, aided by Thompson, committed the Armed Robbery.

Bond was denied on both the Criminal Conspiracy and the Armed Robbery charge for 18-year-old Mikel Kishon Burnside. He remained in the Johnson Detention Center.

17-year-old Yashire Rasheed Thompson was released later in the day Friday on cash or surety bonds totaling $50,000.