Two charged in Dollar General robbery

Columbus police have arrested a man and a woman in connection with the Friday robbery of Dollar General.

The suspects were identified as Yolanda Lee, 21, and Darius J. Foster, 19, both of Columbus. Lee was arrested at 2 p.m. Monday at Wilson Apartments while Foster surrendered at noon Monday to authorities at the Public Safety Center. Both are charged with armed robbery and held in the Muscogee County Jail for a hearing Wednesday in Recorder's Court. Foster faces an additional charge of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

The pair are accused of entering the 3649 Victory Drive business where Foster pulled a handgun and demanded money from an employee. After taking an undisclosed amount of cash, the pair fled in a black vehicle, police said.