Two Richmond men were indicted last week in the case of a March Redi Mart burglary and robbery.

Daniel Martinez and Christopher Reynolds, both 27, were arrested June 5 and charged with first-degree robbery and third-degree burglary.

Martinez was indicted on both charges, and Reynolds was indicted for complicity to both charges.

The men are charged with Class B felonies for the robbery charge, which is punishable by a maximum of 20 years in prison. The third-degree burglary charge is a Class D felony punishable by a maximum of five years.

On March 20 at approximately 1:33 a.m., officers were dispatched to Redi Mart, 430 N. Second Street, to investigate a report of a possible robbery in progress, according to Richmond Police Chief Larry Brock.

No intruders were found inside the building.

A store manager determined $50 in cash and three cartons of cigarettes had been stolen.

Police estimated the loss at about $200.

At approximately 11:30 p.m. on March 26, a man called police and explained he was walking on Wayne Drive near Building A of Ashley Woods apartments when he was robbed at gunpoint.

The alleged victim said a dark-skinned male wearing a face mask pointed a gun at him and took his cell phone and $700 in cash, then fled on foot.

A police officer received a tip that the men involved in the robbery also were involved in the burglary at Redi Mart, Brock said.

The two were arrested following an investigation of the crimes, Brock said.

Martinez remains in the Madison County Detention Center on a $15,000 bond and Reynolds is being held on a $10,000 bond.

An indictment is a formal statement of charges and does not imply guilt.

Ronica Shannon can be reached at rshannon@richmondregister.com or 624-6608.

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