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Second suspect arrested in robbery case

AVON PARK - A second suspect was arrested Friday in connection with the robbery of an Avon Park convenience store on Dec. 9.

Herberto Ernesto Torres de Jongh, 38, 5119 Granada Blvd., Apt. 2, Sebring, was arrested Dec. 20 and charged with robbery and false imprisonment. On Dec. 14, deputies had arrested Mariano Rios Huertes, 42, 113 Shannon Way, Sebring, in connection with the robbery.

The robbery at M&H Convenience Store occurred Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. when two males armed with a knife robbed the store.

Anyone with information at the case should call Detective Jason Mulligan at (863) 402-7336 or (863) 402-7250 or they can remain anonymous and call Heartland Crime Stoppers at (800-226-TIPS).