16-year-old girl charged with armed robbery


According to the Wendell Police Department, Jo Miya Gabrielle Beckwith of Zebulon is being held in the Wake County Jail under a $51,000 bond.

She is charged with armed robbery and possession of firearm by a minor.

Police say they responded to a call in reference to a robbery around 5 a.m. Thursday morning. Upon arrival, officer observed the store owner, Faeq Rasheed Abdel Jawad with a subdued suspect.

Jawad told officers the girl entered the store wearing a covering over her face, showed a gun and then demanded money from the clerk.

Jawad then approached Beckwith from the rear and subdued her.

No one was injured during the incident.

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