Juveniles charged in Boardman robbery

Staff report


Three juvenile males were charged with aggravated robbery after township police arrested them and said they held up two men at gunpoint.

The boys, age 12 and 16, of Youngstown; and 15, of Struthers, were arrested Sunday on the first-degree felony charge and taken to the Mahoning County Juvenile Justice Center, according to a police report.

Police were called to 12 Kenny St. about 6 p.m. Sunday, where two male victims said they were sitting outside their home when the robbery occurred.

The victims told police they watched as three youths walked down Kenny Street looking at people’s front porches before approaching the trailer where the victims were sitting.

The suspects wore white handkerchiefs over their faces as they approached the trailer; one pointed a black gun and said “Where’s the money; where’s the [expletive] money?” the report said.

The victims said they handed over their wallets and cash, and the boys ran toward Sparkle Market, according to the report.

Police said they located the suspects running by Martin’s Trailer Park and apprehended them on Simon Road, behind Dearing Compressor just before 8:30 p.m.

The 12-year-old suspect acknowledged having $40 from one of the victims hidden in his shoe, police said.

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