Juvenile robbery suspects taken into custody after pursuit

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March 01, 2021 10:23


On February 28, 2021, at about 12:50 a.m., officers responded to a robbery in the Kerns neighborhood, near Southeast 31st Avenue and Southeast Pine Street. When officers arrived they spoke with the victim, who reported their car had just been stolen at gunpoint by two people who drove away in it.

As the primary officer took information from the victim, other officers found the car and tried to stop it. The car fled, at one point driving right by the victim and officer taking the report. The car eluded police, and was driving so erratically, that police terminated their pursuit in the interest of the safety of the community.

A few minutes later, officers found the car unoccupied near Southeast 28th Avenue and Southeast Hawthorne Street. Officers searched the area, found two people matching the suspect descriptions, and took them into custody. Officers conducted a search for the gun possibly used in this crime, but did not find it.

The suspects are 14 and 15 years old, and have been referred to the juvenile court for Robbery I, Robbery II, and one of them for Attempt to Elude.



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