David Fauntleroy, 63, of Albuquerque, and Lawrence Jackson III, 52, of Iowa, were arrested Feb. 1 for robbery charges at Cricket Wireless on NM 528.
Fauntleroy was arrested for armed robbery, receipt transportation or possession of a firearm and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Jackson was arrested for conspiracy to commit armed robbery.
There is also a warrant out for the arrest of Jayvon Givan, 29, of Albuquerque, for conspiracy to commit armed robbery.
On Jan. 25, officers responded to a report of a man with a gun demanding employees hand over cellphones. He went into the back room with an employee and took three iPhones. Reports state he looked like a security guard and was wearing a gaiter mask. One witness say him before the mask and said he had a beard.
The man left the store on foot and passed in front of the NM Gas Company. Officers were able to see him on security footage from Walmart as well, where he went behind the store and got into a SUV. Then it drove away toward NM 528.
Approximately an hour and a half after the robbery, one of the phones was sold to the Eco ATM at that same Walmart. The man who sold the phone was identified from security footage as Jackson.
The next day, Jan. 26, another phone was sold to the same location. This time the man was identified as Givan. On Jan. 31, they were able to identify the third man as Fauntleroy, who matched the description that the employee gave.
Fauntleroy could face more than 12 years in prison if he is convicted, while Jackson and Givan will face up to three years if convicted.