Eighteen-year-old Donovan Johnson, of 6232 Pegues Circle, Wallace, and 17-year-old Micah Jordan, of 131 Maynard St., Cheraw, were charged with committing the robbery.
Twenty-two-year-old Charles Simmons, 21-year-old Tokrsha Ruben, 18-year-old Rashad Jackson and 17-year-old Larry Fields, all of Cheraw, were also all charged with accessory after the fact for accepting some of the stolen money.
According to Cheraw Police Capt. Leander Bivens, the robbery took place around 6:30 p.m. last Wednesday as James Hudson was leaving the Hudson Loan building. As Hudson was walking away, Jordan is said to have rode past him on a bicycle, and Johnson ran up from behind and snatched a bag of money he was carrying.
Bivens said Hudson attempted to chase the suspects, who headed toward Church Street after the heist. Hudson eventually gave up and went to police.
Within an hour and a half, police found the stolen moneybag and placed Jordan under arrest. Johnson was arrested about three hours later. All the money was recovered.
Johnson and Jordan each face a strong-armed robbery charge, which carries a sentence of 15 to 25 years.