An 18-year-old man suspected with an accomplice of robbing an East Hemet store was behind bars Thursday.

Jeremiah Woods of Hemet was arrested and booked into the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning on suspicion of armed robbery. Bail information was not immediately available.

According to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Heath, about 4 p.m. Wednesday, Woods and another man, whose whereabouts remain unknown, allegedly entered a business in the 42000 block of East Florida Avenue, near Soboba Street, and pulled handguns on the clerk.

Heath alleged that the duo grabbed several items and fled from the location.

Patrol deputies arrived a short time later but could not find the suspects, according to Heath. However, detectives obtained information at the scene that pointed to Woods as one of the alleged perpetrators, the sergeant said.

He said the young man was taken into custody hours later without incident in Hemet.

No description of the other suspect was available, and the investigation remains active, Heath said.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the sheriff’s Hemet station at 951-791-3400.

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