Durham County

Chapel Hill police arrest two men in armed store robbery

The Chapel Hill Police Department has arrested two men in connection with an armed robbery that took place at around 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Glen Lennox Family Fare BP convenience store/gas station, 1201 Raleigh Road.

Joshua Allen Chavis Chapel Hill Police Department Submitted
Sean Thomas Klinek Chapel Hill Police Department Submitted

Joshua Allen Chavis, 28, of Raleigh, and Sean Thomas Klinek, 27, of Apex, were charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery. Chavis and Klinek were being held at the Orange County jail in lieu of $250,000 bail, according to police reports.

In the incident, a masked man wearing dark clothing reportedly entered the business and produced a handgun, demanding money. The clerk complied with the suspect’s demands and was not harmed. The suspect exited the store on foot.

Police were summoned to the site at 4:16 p.m. Tuesday.

An officer in the area saw a person wearing clothing that matched the suspect’s description exit the woods and enter a truck parked a short way away from the business. Once in the truck, the individual began to take off clothing, then ducked down in the seat.

Police conducted a traffic stop where they recovered clothing, two weapons and cash stolen from the business. The two suspects were arrested without incident.

Cliff Bellamy: 919-419-6744, @CliffBellamy1