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Local deputies have a man and two teens in custody for a string of armed robberies in both North and South Carolina.
Earlier Tuesday morning, York County Deputies arrested 20-year-old Dyquane Billings and 16-year-olds Trevante Bryant and Tevin Hindmon
Investigators believe they're behind eight armed robberies in York, Lancaster and Mecklenburg Counties.
The arrests come after two early Tuesday morning robberies.
Officials say the three robbed a Circle K store on Selwyn Avenue in Charlotte around 2:45am then they made their way south.
About an hour later deputies say a clerk at the Kangaroo Express on Highway 21 in Fort Mill saw a man behind the register taking cash. The clerk then chased the man out of the store.
Officials say a deputy en route to the robbery spotted a car that matched the description of the suspect's vehicle.
Moments later a patrol Sergeant spotted the same vehicle on Gold Hill Road in Fort Mill turning on I-77.
Deputies conducted a felony traffic stop, found what appeared to be a black semi-automatic pistol from the passenger seat and arrested the three suspects.
"It's good to get them off the street now before they decided the next clerk wasn't going to cooperate with them and whatever could have happened," said York County Sheriff's Office Spokesperson Trent Faris.
Officials say the three began their string of robberies last Monday when they hit the Quick Trip on North Anderson Road in Rock Hill.
Deputies say the three hit another Quick Trip in Indian Land the following night, another Quick Trip in Lake Wylie then the same Quick Trip in Indian Land again later in the week.
After those four stores were robbed, officials say the three hit a Sunoco and BP in Fort Mill and then the two stores from Tuesday morning.
All three suspects remain in jail as of Tuesday night and the two 16-year-olds will be charged as adults.
The suspects face armed robbery charges and officials say there are more charges pending.