Juneau police arrest two teens in armed robbery case

Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2007

JUNEAU - Juneau police arrested two teenagers Friday suspected of robbing another teen at gunpoint on Trinity Drive in the Mendenhall Valley early Thursday evening.

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The two 15-year-old boys were arrested on suspicion of first-degree robbery, a felony, and are being held at the Johnson Youth Center without bail.

Police said the robbery was reported Thursday at about 7:40 p.m. by a 15-year-old Juneau boy, who said he had been walking home by himself along Mendenhall Loop Road and Stephen Richards Memorial Drive when two teenage boys in dark colored hoodies approached him. One held him as the other pointed a gun in a threatening manner, the victim told police.

Police said the pair forced the victim to empty his pockets and hand over the contents. The boy was uninjured during the robbery, police said.

At about 5:30 p.m. Friday, police contacted the suspects in Switzer Village, and one was found to be carrying a .22-caliber pistol. An investigation revealed both boys had participated in the robbery, police said. Their names are being withheld because they are minors.

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