The Oct. 5 Citi Trends robbery that landed one suspect in jail has resulted in the arrest of two others — one of whom is a store employee.
In a telephone interview Wednesday, Hinesville Police Department Detective Jeff Davis said that just before Christmas, Derrick Orr, 21, a Citi Trends employee, was arrested and charged with one count of armed robbery. Davis said Orr is accused of aiding another suspect, David Sanchez, 20, who was arrested during the robbery, and James Thorne, 19, who was arrested in October for his alleged involvement in the incident.
Citi Trends, in the 200 block of Gen. Screven Way, reportedly was robbed as it was closing. Davis said Orr is accused of providing information regarding the most opportune time to target the store. Thorne is accused of being in the store at the time it was closing and signaling Sanchez to enter.
Sanchez allegedly wore a mask in the parking lot, brandished a handgun, entered the store and began rifling through the drawers and placing cash into a bag he was carrying. A patron in the parking lot called the police and reported seeing a man wearing a black mask and carrying a gun run into the store, according to an incident report filed by Hinesville Police Officer Jassen Garrett.
Police then surrounded the business within minutes. As the suspect exited the store using a rear door, he was met by officers with their firearms drawn. He reportedly turned around, re-entered the building and ran for the front door but was met by police, who quickly arrested him.
All three men have Hinesville addresses.
Sanchez is charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Thorne and Orr both are charged with armed robbery.