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Solon Springs robbery under investigation

This picture supplied by the Douglas County Sheriff's Department shows two suspects being sought for an armed robbery that took place Saturday night at JT's One Stop in Solon Springs. (Submitted Photo)

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is investigating the report of an armed robbery that occurred on Saturday night at 8:34 p.m. at JT's One Stop in Solon Springs.

All three suspects -- a 17-year-old female, 18-year-old female and 16-year-old male -- are in custody, according to Sgt. Richard Schnell with the sheriff's department. All three are Sawyer County residents, he said.

Two of the suspects entered the store as if to purchase a bottle of water, according to a release from Chief Deputy Jerry Moe with the sheriff's department. As the clerk was ringing up the sale, one suspect brandished a semi-automatic pistol and demanded money. They then fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash from the register.

Just prior to this robbery, suspects matching their description did a "dine and dash" theft at the Covered Wagon restaurant in Hawthorne.

Anybody with information on these two crimes is asked to call the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Detective Bureau at 715-395-1692.