AUGUSTA — Police said no more arrests are excepted in connection with Friday’s early morning robbery of The Big Apple store at 36 Stone St.

Affidavits, released alongside the initial appearance of an Augusta man charged in connection with the robbery, said two people entered the store at the same time just before the robbery. The affidavit said the second man appeared not to be involved with the robbery, despite running out with the robber after the incident.

Deputy Chief Kevin Lully said Augusta police received a number of tips before deciding that no more arrests would be made.

“Augusta Police Department received a number of tips from our community members with information about the alleged suspect(s) involved in the Robbery at the Big Apple store,” Lully wrote in the release. “Detectives have now spoken with all involved participants and witnesses, and there will be no additional charges nor arrests at this time.”

Justyn Edson Wilson, 20, of Augusta, was arrested Saturday on a charge of robbery. Affidavits said Wilson held his hand in his pocket, pointed toward the cashier and demanded money and a pack of cigarettes, police said. Witness accounts say the robber began counting to 10 and said: “If I get past 10, then I am going to start popping rounds.”

Wilson made off with $144 and a pack of cigarettes. He is being held in lieu of $5,000 bail.

Sam Shepherd — 621-5666

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