14-year-old charged as adult in Clermont Dollar General robbery

CLERMONT --

Melvin Harris should be in school with the rest of his teen friends. But Monday he appeared before a judge in adult court on aggravated robbery charges with his mom by his side.

The 14-year-old is accused of being the one caught on surveillance video holding a gun to two women working at Clermont’s Dollar General in November. The robbers stuffed more than $1,000 in gift bags with Mickey Mouse on them, and then apparently go on a doughnut run.

Deputies got a tip about Harris and 17-year-old Kordell Oliver at the Donut King in Minneola transferring wads of money and a gun into their doughnut bag. When deputies pulled up, the teens ran. They were captured with money stuffed in their underwear.

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