Police arrest teen robbers

Published 11:53 pm Friday, February 8, 2013

A 14-year old has been arrested and charged with robbery first degree in connection with Monday night’s armed robbery on the Troy University campus.

A juvenile petition was submitted by the Troy University Police, with the assistance of the Troy Police Department. The teen is currently being held in the city’s Juvenile Detention Center at the Troy City Jail.

Because of the age of the suspect, his name is not being released by law enforcement.

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“Being able to make an arrest in this case so quickly has required a lot of team work and coordination between Troy Police and University Police, and I greatly appreciate the efforts of Chief Jimmy Ennis and his department,” said University Chief John McCall. “It’s yet another example of the close working relationship we have in Troy and Pike County to fight crime at all levels.”

The suspect, along with two other black males, approached a 20-year-old university student near Alumni Hall about 7:30 Monday night. They took the victim’s cell phone and other personal items.

The case remains under investigation by police as they search for the two other suspects.