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Two Lexington men have been arrested in connection with a convenience store burglary early Tuesday morning in the Three Fountains area of Lexington County.

Brendon Axley Laymon-Malone, 19, and Joshua Nathaniel Nelson, 28, are charged with second-degree burglary and grand larceny, according to Lexington County Sheriff's Department arrest warrants.

“Someone called 911 after they heard glass shattering,” Lexington County sheriff, Jay Koon said. “Deputies responded to the store and saw a front pane of glass broken out and some damage to the front door.”

Koon said Laymon-Malone was detained inside the store as he walked out of a back room. Nelson was detained in the back room.

“Deputies found some cash in Laymon-Malone’s pockets,” Koon said. “The store’s owner arrived on the scene and reported cigarettes, lottery tickets and electronic cigarettes were missing.”

Koon said other people were possibly involved in the break-in.

“We’d like community tips about who else might be a part of this incident,” he said. “Crimestoppers is always anonymous and it’s the best way to share that information with us. Call 888-274-6372 or use the Crimestoppers app. If your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.”

Lawson-Malone and Nelson were transported to the Lexington County Detention Center.

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