Robbery suspects arrested in Phenix City

Two men wanted for armed robberies in Columbus were arrested Thursday morning in Phenix City.

David Moffett and Royzell Moffett are charged with robbing the Circle K at 3720 Macon Road this morning at about 3:15, then robbing the Summit convenience store at 1500 Veterans Parkway less than an hour later, said Columbus Police Lt. Mark D. Starling.

In both cases, one suspect entered the business with a handgun demanding money while the other waited in a silver car, Starling said. No shots were fired and no one was injured.

Starling said he believed the suspects were cousins.

Shortly after the second robbery, Starling said, the silver Ford Thunderbird the suspects were driving was spotted by a Muscogee County Sheriff's Deputy in Columbus, who chased the suspects across the 13th Street bridge into Phenix City, where the suspects ditched the car.

At about 5 a.m., someone flagged down police in the area and informed them that they had seen two men running into one of the Riverview Apartments in Phenix City, where the men were arrested, Starling said.

The tag on the car the Moffetts were driving was registered to a relative of the suspects who lives in Riverview Apartments, Starling said.

Starling said Columbus police have charged the men with two counts each of armed robbery. Both Moffets are being held in Phenix City where they are being questioned by police, Starling said.

Starling said the men also faces charges in Alabama, and that after their preliminary court hearing there, the courts would have to authorize their extradition back to Georgia. The suspects also have a right to refuse extradition, Starling said.