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Juvenile Arrested In Polk Street Robbery

July 26th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

Officers responded to the 100 block of Polk St. to contact the victim who was reporting that he was the victim of a robbery. Upon their arrival they contacted the victim who stated that he was walking home from the area of Roses plaza when he was approached by a black male. He stated that as he was walking home the B/M walked with him asking about buying drugs in the area. He stated that once he got to his house he met up with a friend that he owed money. The victim stated that he pulled out $80 (4 20 dollar bills) to show his friend what money he had. The victim stated that at this time the B/M ran up to him and grabbed the money out of his hand. The victim stated that he asked the B/M what he was doing and he told the victim back up I’ll poke you. The victim advised that he observed something in the suspect’s hands that he believed was a knife. He stated that the suspect then took off running back to the same area that they had just come from. A description of the suspect was broadcast and an officer located a subject matching the description by the Family Dollar store. The officer asked the subject to stop so he could talk with him and the subject did. While talking with the subject he became very nervous and they attempted to place handcuffs on the subject to detain him. The suspect at this time pushed one of the officers in the chest in an attempt to get away. He was taken into custody after a short struggle. During this time the subject advised that he was a juvenile being 15 years old. He also gave a false name to officers to include a wrong address. He was transported to WMRMC for treatment of minor injuries and during this time investigation revealed his real name and that he was telling the truth about his birthday. After treatment at the WMRMC he was taken back to PH where he was charged and processed. The Department of Juvenile Services was contacted and held the juvenile in detention.

Charges on the juvenile: Robbery, Armed Robbery, 2 cts Second Degree Assault, Theft under $100, Disorderly Conduct, Disturbing the Peace, Resisting Arrest, Fail to Obey

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