Armed robbers arrested, committed to juvenile facility
|Date:||November 13, 2013|
Middletown Police arrested two boys, ages 17 and 15, who they say were responsible for the armed robberies of a jogger in Willow Grove Mill and two hold-ups of residents in Dove Run on Saturday, Nov. 9.
In both cases, police said the teens wore masks and ordered their victims to the ground at gunpoint before stealing cell phones, cash, a wallet and a woman’s purse.
Tobin said police caught up with the teens as they were fleeing from an armed robbery on Trupenny Turn.
The 17-year-old was taken into custody then, while the 15-year-old was arrested at his home on Monday, he said. Both teens live in the area where the robberies occurred.
Police found most of the items stolen, after a search of one of the suspect's homes.
Each boy will be charged with five counts of first-degree robbery, three counts of second-degree conspiracy and three counts of wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony.
The 17-year-old was committed to the Ferris School for Boys in Wilmington on a $257,000 cash bail. The 15-year-old is being held at the same location on a $157,000 secured bond.