Two Columbia County teens told authorities late Saturday that they were robbed at gunpoint near a Martinez convenience store.
The 17-year-olds said that as they walked to the Circle K gas station on Old Evans Road just after 11 p.m. two men approached them. The robbers pointed a chrome handgun at the teens and demanded their possessions.
When one of the teens said his pockets were empty, the man told him to run away, which he did.
The gun-wielding robber then pointed a gun at the other teen, who handed over his cell phone, $25 in cash and a pack of cigarettes. The robber had the teen show him how to work the phone, then the pair ran away toward Old Petersburg Road.
The teens described their assailants as black men, one wearing a black T-shirt and blue shorts had the gun and the other wore a gray shirt.