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One of two men accused of robbing a Hickory store Thursday is in custody.
De'andra Ventredous Killebrew, 20, of Charlotte, turned himself into the Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Department on Friday. He is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and is in Catawba County jail under a $9,500 bond.
Killebrew and another unidentified man allegedly entered the Total Convenience Market on U.S. 70 SW in Hickory at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, according to the Hickory Police Department.
One of the suspects showed a knife and demanded money from the three clerks who were inside the store at the time. Employees emptied the cash register for the suspects, and the men escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash and several packages of cigarettes.
Deal said the suspects left the store on foot.
Libby Grigg, Hickory Police chief's assistant, said it is not known why Killebrew was in the Hickory area Thursday. She also said he has no prior criminal record with the Hickory Police Department.
The second suspect in the armed robbery is the described as a black male weighing about 160 pounds. He had a do-rag cover on his head at the time of the robbery.
Killebrew's court date is April 28.
Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to call Hickory Police at (828) 328-5551.