Two people were arrested Thursday for the robbery earlier this week of a North Lawrence convenience store.
One of the suspects, Joni Marie Ridinger, 18, Lawrence, is a former employee of the Presto Convenience Store, 1030 North Third St., Lawrence Police Spokesman Sgt. Dan Ward said.
Police also arrested a 16-year-old boy, whose name wasn't released. Police have identified three other suspects - two men and a woman - and more arrests are expected, Ward said.
The robbery occurred at Presto about 3:30 a.m. Monday when five people wearing bandanas over their faces entered Presto and took cash and cigarettes. One of the suspects held a woman clerk on the floor during the looting, police said.
Formal charges were pending Friday, but Ridinger was booked into the Douglas County Jail on suspicion of aggravated robbery and conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery. No details about the arrests were released.