Daytona Beach police arrest two men in grocery store robbery

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Video production by Sera Frederick / Daytona Beach police release surveillance video .of an armed robbery early Monday at the  Piublix Supermarket on Beville Road that led to the arrests of Antony Conyers Jr. and Shavonski Shipmon, shown below from in jail mugs, left to right, respectively, on armed robbery charges with a firearm.Click the attachment to read the police report in which one of the accused gunmen tells investigators that he told his cohort "not to chicken out" before the armed robbery went down.

DAYTONA BEACH --It didn't take police long to catch up with two men arrested today on armed robbery charges with a firearm of the Publix supermasrket 1500 Beville Road just before 7:30 a.m..

Police had ample evidence in charging Antony Conyers, Jr., 23, and Shavonski Shipmon, 27.

First there was store video surveillance of the armed robbery. The police, armed with a search warrant, hit their residence and the getaway car used in the heist. 

"The cash drawer and a sizable amount of money was recovered from the apartment and one handgun and a BB gun was recovered from the car," Daytona Beach police spokesman Investigator Jimmy Flynt said.

One of the robbers demanded cash from the attendant in the first aisle, taking $88 in cash and some postage stamps while the second gunman ordered another employee onto the floor while demanding yet another employee at gunpoint to go to the safe where he ordered her to remove the cash -- fleeing with $3,518 from the safe.

Witnesses got the tag number and the entire robbery as well as the getaway car were caught on store surveillance cameras, which enabled police to catch up with the robbers after matching the tag of the suspect Buick they were driving with an address for the tag registration.

One of the accused gunmen gave police a statement in which he told his cohort "not to chicken out" before the robbery was committed, according to the arrest report.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.