Officials Link Two Men to Armed Robbery Spree

Denton police used cellphone to track suspects

By Sara Story
|  Thursday, Apr 21, 2011  |  Updated 6:17 PM CDT
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Convenience stores on Fort Worth Drive and East University Drive were targeted on six different occasions this year.

Sara Story, NBCDFW.com

Convenience stores on Fort Worth Drive and East University Drive were targeted on six different occasions this year.

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Two men have been charged in connection with a string of armed robberies in Denton.

Elijah Hundley, 19, and Jeffrey Peace, 20, were arrested Tuesday in connection with six convenience store robberies.

Denton police said convenience stores on Fort Worth Drive and East University Drive were targeted on six different occasions.

"If you see them in the videos, they start off with a knife, then they bump up to a gun," Officer Ryan Grelle said. "No shots were ever fired, but we were just afraid that at some point, someone was going to do something to set them off."

Grelle said the men demanded store clerks open their cash registers. But on one occasion, the clerk refused.

"He basically scolded them -- 'Go get a job. Get a life. I'm working hard for my money. You should do the same,'" he said.

Investigators found a crucial piece of evidence at the final store targeted -- a cellphone dropped by one of the suspects.

Hundley is charged with five counts of aggravated robbery, and Peace is chraged with six counts.

Both were being held in the Denton County jail Thursday.

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