Two teen-agers accused of conspiring to fake the holdup of an Eldersburg 7-Eleven store Saturday have been charged with felony theft, conspiracy and filing a false report, state police said yesterday.
Investigators said a clerk at the convenience store in the 2000 block of Liberty Road reported he was robbed by an armed man about 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
The clerk initially gave police a description of a man dressed in black who fled with $596 after threatening him with a large semiautomatic pistol.
Police searched the area extensively, using a helicopter, dogs and officers, they said.
Several discrepancies were found in the clerk's original statement Saturday and a follow-up interview at the Westminster barracks Wednesday, police said.
Officers also interviewed a 17-year-old who lives in the Eldersburg area.
The clerk, Robert Ivey Santymire 2nd, 18, of the 1400 block of Placid Drive was charged in District Court and held on $25,000 bond, police said. The 17-year-old was charged as a juvenile.