Two men are facing aggravated robbery charges after they were caught with a victim's cell phone shortly after an East Brainerd holdup.
Arested were Laquan Donnell Miller (also known as Davis), 23, of 7763 Basswood Dr., and Theodore Sanders, 21, of 2735 6th Ave.
They are also charged with criminal conspiracy and aggravated assault.
Scott Hand said he was robbed at 7601 E. Brainerd Road by two black males in a silver Jeep. He said he was leaving Fanatics Sports Bar when he saw the silver Jeep in the parking lot. He said as he passed the vehicle, one black male armed with a gun approached him and demanded money.
He said the second black male came up behind him and went through his pockets.
He took $112 in cash ($60 in fives and $52 in ones) as well as his cell phone.
The pair then got into the silver Jeep and drove away, the victim said.
Police, while on their way to the scene, spotted the silver Jeep at 7020 E. Brainerd Road and stopped it. Miller was driving and Sanders was the passenger.
A search turned up a black bandana, a .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun and a cell phone in the cup holder. An officer dialed the number of the victim and the cell phone in the cup holder rang. The phone had the victim's picture on its display area.
The pair were interviewed separately and each blamed the other.
Sanders was found to have $15 in $5 bills on him. Miller had $47 in ones and fives on him.
Miller has a lengthy record including burglary, theft and drug charges. He pleaded guilty to burglary and theft charges before Criminal Court Judge Don Poole in 2009 and was given a four-year prison sentence that was suspended.
Sanders pleaded guilty to robbery before Criminal Court Judge Barry Steelman in 2010 and was given a six-year prison term that was suspended.