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Juvenile charged with armed robbery

An unnamed juvenile was arrested Thursday in reference to two September robberies.

On Sept. 5, a pizza delivery to Brookview apartments at the 700 block of Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue took a bad turn when the deliveryman reported that after he completed the delivery, two young men stopped his car and told him to give them all of the money he had. One of them pointed a silver revolver at him. The deliveryman backed quickly out of the driveway and drove away. He reported that the teens gave him directions to the correct apartment earlier in the evening.

At 10:57 p.m. the same night, an employee at Papa John’s on Freeland Drive reported that a group of teens pointed a silver revolver at her when she stepped out for a cigarette break. According to police, they asked her for the keys to her car. She said she didn’t have them with her at the time. The young man with the gun patted her down to make sure she was telling the truth, and then the group ran away, across Arlington Street. The employee reports that she ran inside and told her managers, and that a co-worker gave chase, but stopped after one of the teens fired a shot at him.

The teen who allegedly held the gun has been charged with two counts of armed robbery and is currently being held at Stonewall Jackson Training Camp.

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