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Lebanon City Teens Charged as Adults in Armed Robbery

Three Lebanon City teenagers face charges as adults in  a weekend armed robbery.   Police say it  began at around 7 o’clock Saturday evening as a reported Theft in the area of 5th & Scull streets. After speaking to a 14-year-old male, it was determined that the incident was a robbery.   The 14-year-old victim said the suspects were three other juvenile males.  The three suspects had approached him and asked for a dollar.

The victim gave them a dollar. The suspects then directed the victim down an alley and demanded more money.  When he didn’t immediately hand over the money, one of males lifted his shirt and displayed a handgun in his waistband.  Another of the males displayed a knife. The victim gave them $10 and a cell phone.

Investigators eventually identified the three suspects as 15 yer old Jason Jenkins, 16-year-old Juvenal Robles and 16-year-old Jose Lebron, all from Lebanon City.  All three were charged with Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery and Simple Assault.  All three were arraigned and being held on $10,000 bail.

Both weapons used in the robbery were recovered. The gun was a lookalike BB gun and the knife was a folding straight razor.

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