Two Pine Bluff men arrested Saturday in connection with the robbery of a convenience store in mid-January will each have to post a $75,000 cash only bond to be released from the county detention center while prosecutors prepare felony charges against them.

Two Pine Bluff men arrested Saturday in connection with the robbery of a convenience store in mid-January will each have to post a $75,000 cash only bond to be released from the county detention center while prosecutors prepare felony charges against them.

During a court hearing Monday, Deputy Prosecutor Jill Reed said pictures from the store surveillance camera that ran in The Commercial Friday resulted in the identification of Darrell Hampton, 20, and Ibin Venson, 19, as the suspects who allegedly robbed the Valero at 2317 W. 28th Ave. on Jan. 13.

Reed said the two men are brothers and their mother contacted police after seeing the picture in the newspaper.

Detective Jeremy Funderburg reported that police were sent to the store at about 7 p.m. Jan. 13 and a clerk said two men had entered the business, then walked around for a few minutes before one of them, later identified as Hampton, walked to the counter and started counting out change to buy a cigar.

Reed said when the clerk opened the cash register, Hampton reportedly pulled out a handgun, jumped up on the counter, and demanded money.

Funderburg reported that the clerk pushed Hampton and jumped under the counter, and the two men left the store.

Reed said Hampton is currently out on bond awaiting trial on a charge of aggravated assault, and prosecutors will be filing a motion to have that bond revoked. Venson had no prior convictions or pending charges, she said.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set the bond after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge both men with aggravated robbery, and told them to come back to court March 26.

Kearney also appointed the Public Defenderís Office to represent Hampton and Venson.