Internet Scam Leads to Armed Robbery

On the evening of March 19, 2018, investigators were called to the 1300 block of Alexander Drive in reference to a robbery of a person. It was quickly determined the victim was responding to an internet ad to purchase an item for sale.  When the victim arrived at this agreed upon location to make the purchase, the suspects snatched the money from the victim and left with the money and item they were alleging was for sale.  During the commission of this crime, at least one of the suspects was armed with a handgun that was intended to be used if the victim resisted during the robbery.

A K-9 was deployed and tracked to a nearby neighborhood where one suspect was located and taken into custody. As the investigation continued, the second suspect was located and taken into custody as well.  The two juvenile suspects have been arrested and charged with Robbery 1st degree.