Posted: Jan 11, 2013 2:44 PM
Updated: Jan 11, 2013 5:12 PM
Georgetown police say they now believe that a robbery at a Dairy Queen last weekend was an inside job and have arrested two suspects in the case.
Police say the closing manager of the Dairy Queen on Finley Drive, Chase Lane, 19, told them he heard a knock on the back door just before 1 a.m. Sunday. He opened the door, thinking it was a co-worker or a friend, but a masked man armed with a gun pushed his way inside and put Lane in a choke hold.
However, on Friday police said that through investigation they believe Lane opened the door to Devin Edwards, 18, a co-worker at the restaurant. Police say the pair had staged the robbery, with Edwards allegedly using a BB gun as a weapon.
Both Lane and Edwards have been arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking. Lane also faces a charge of falsely reporting an incident.
Georgetown police credit detective work with helping them realize that the getaway car allegedly belonged to Devin Edwards. They say outdoor surveillance video from an outside business helped solve the crime.
Police say most of the money has been recovered and they plan to return it to Dairy Queen.