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14-year-old arrested for armed robbery, two others sought


Police arrested a 14-year-old boy for an armed robbery that occurred in Lancaster City on Sunday night. The 22-year-old victim told police he was walking in the first block of Reo Avenue when a group of three males approached him.

One of the suspects put a gun to the victim’s head and demanded money, police said.

After getting cash and a few of the victim’s belongings–the suspects fled the scene.

Officers spotted the trio in the 500 block of Weest King Street and were able to apprehend the 14-year-old boy. The two other suspects got away.

Police found the victim’s cell phone and a backpack containing a B.B. gun nearby. Authorities say it was the juvenile who held the gun during the robbery.

The 14-year-old was charged with robbery and taken to the Lancaster County Youth Intervention Center.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact police at 717-735-3300.


6 Comments to “14-year-old arrested for armed robbery, two others sought”

    LTC(Ret) said:
    April 22, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    There are only two ways a 14 year old thug can get a weapon. Steal it or get it on the street. Yes, gun control freaks, getting it from a relative is stealing or the relative is also a criminal.;

      badparenting said:
      April 22, 2013 at 2:16 PM

      It was a BB gun. Most retailers like walmart and target will sell these to kids without blinking an eye.

      Norma said:
      April 22, 2013 at 2:22 PM

      It was a BB gun that the parents probably bought for the kid. Just in case you didnt know all you need is an ID that says you are 18 to purchase t hem from Walmart. For crying out loud read the article then make an intelligent comment. Sounds like the typical spoiled brat that wants to be a "gangster" because it's "cool" What he needs is a good ass beating by his mother, and the fear of getting another one. That's the difference between kids today and kids 20 years ago.

      MyTakeOnIt said:
      April 22, 2013 at 5:23 PM

      True dat. This is where gun control legislation is needed to increase responsible gun ownership. However, it is not welcomed by the gun lobby. That's why it's a pro-gun control movement and not an anti-gun, anti-2nd amendment movement. One of the biggest misconceptions is that gun control freaks are anti-2nd amendment or anti-gun. While there are those who are in favor of that, it is not the majority. Just like requiring everyone to own a gun is not the majority interest of those who are gun enthusiasts. A wide range of beliefs exists from far right to far left and we should not group everyone as extreme in one direction or the other.

    ....... said:
    April 22, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    bet neither of them were white….

      MyTakeOnIt said:
      April 22, 2013 at 5:18 PM

      Right. Because white kids are the ones who use automatic weapons to destroy everyone at school and not BB guns.

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