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Arab Police investigate convenience store robbery

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Two people are seen on surveillance video at Martin's Market. Two people are seen on surveillance video at Martin's Market.
Martin's Market in Scant City was robbed Sunday night. Martin's Market in Scant City was robbed Sunday night.
ARAB, AL (WAFF) -

Investigators in Marshall County are looking into a convenience store robbery.

It happened Sunday night in the Scant City community.

This is quite troubling for investigators as this is the second time the business has been robbed in recent months.

The robbery happened around 10:15 Sunday night at Martin's Market in Scant City.

Arab Police said two men entered the store, one carrying a shotgun. Both men were wearing masks.

Police said one man jumped over the counter and took an undetermined amount of cash while the other held people at bay with the weapon.

Both men fled the scene and were seen leaving in a silver Ford extended cab pickup truck.

Investigators said the truck initially eluded one patrol car.

But two hours later, a vehicle matching its description was stopped.

"In the vehicle, they located a one-pot meth lab.  Three occupants in the vehicle were arrested and charged for manufacturing, and they are persons of interest in the robbery," said Sgt. Dan Henry.

30-year-old Derek Hayes, 40-year-old Scotty Banister, and 49-year-old Phillip Ward, all of Arab, are being held on $1-million bonds on the drug charge.

If you have any information about this crime, you are asked to contact Arab Police.

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