Suspect, Getaway Driver in Smoke Shop Robberies Arrested
Thursday night, Kennewick police arrested a man they strongly believe was responsible for a trio of smoke shop robberies that occurred between January 2 and 19th, and a robbery at the 7-11 on Clearwater Ave. Suspect pictured in surveillance images from one of the robberies.
Not only did 19-year-old Kellen E. Jepson get charged with four felony counts of armed robbery, but his getaway driver 20-year-old Noah J. Detloff was also taken into custody.
Police say Jepson robbed the Headies, Pandora's Box and Tri-City Vaperz smoke shops in a span of 17 days, and the 7-11 on January 8th.
No new photos of either suspect were released. Police say the two are NOT related to the recent robbery of the GNC Store on Kennewick Ave next to Safeway that occurred earlier this month. That continues to be an ongoing investigation.