2 arrested after attempted armed robbery at Apex Verizon store

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Monday, August 20, 2018

APEX, N.C. (WTVD) -- Police arrested two people accused of trying to rob a Verizon store in Apex Saturday night.

Eric Smith, 22, of Fayetteville, and Michael Hinson, 21, of Raeford, were charged with second-degree kidnapping and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Eric Smith and Michael Hinson

Smith was also charged with possession of a firearm by a felon.

Authorities said the two tried to rob the store on West Williams Street right off Olive Chapel Road shortly before 8 p.m.

No one was hurt, officers said.