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

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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.


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