Howard County police arrested two Columbia 16-year-olds Thursday and charged them as adults with the armed robbery of a pizza delivery driver and a gas station last month.
Darnell Anthony Mann of the 6500 block of Overheart Lane and Omar Nathan McLennan of the 6500 block of Quiet Hours were charged with robbery, armed robbery, theft, first-degree assault and handgun use during a felony, police said.
According to a police report, two armed males robbed a Dominos Pizza delivery driver on Quiet Hours about 11:45 p.m. April 19, and a half-hour later, about 12:17 a.m. April 20, two gunmen robbed the Columbia Mobile Car Care Center on Cradlerock Way, taking $100 and a pack of cigars.
From surveillance video at the car care center, police determined that the robbers were armed with what looked like a chrome automatic weapon and a dark-colored automatic handgun, both of which might have been BB guns.
Police said an acquaintance of Mann and McLennan reported April 25 that the pair had bragged about committing the crimes, and on April 26 a witness reported that Mann had asked a relative of the witness to stash a Marksman BB pistol for him. The witness turned the gun over to police.
A trial in Howard County District Court has been scheduled for May 17.