FOLLOWUP: Teenage robbery suspects charged

Felony charges have been filed against the three teenage boys arrested after a 19-year-old was robbed of his phone and belt near Fauntleroy and Myrtle last week. The suspects – 14, 15, and 17 years old – are each charged with second-degree robbery. The charging documents lay out the same narrative we reported in our followup – that the defendants allegedly started hassling the victim on a C-Line bus headed northbound on Fauntleroy on the ferry terminal, and that when he got off to try to get away from them, they followed, eventually assaulting and robbing him. They were arrested shortly afterward. The three suspects are due back in court for case-setting hearings next month.

7 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Teenage robbery suspects charged"

  • Chuck October 26, 2018 (2:16 pm)

    Great job, SPD. Even better job, Legal System! Good to see a judge actually do their job in this town.

  • HS October 26, 2018 (3:12 pm)

    I was very happy to read this. That assault / robbery was shocking in its violence.

  • anonyme October 26, 2018 (4:31 pm)

    Amazed they found them so quickly. Are they being charged as adults? What about the assault, or is that what makes robbery second degree?

    • WSB October 26, 2018 (5:49 pm)

      They are charged as juveniles.

  • Out for a Walk October 26, 2018 (9:01 pm)

    Yikes!!! I occasionally take the C line. I want to know that Metro assures us it is safe! Incidents like this are totally unacceptable. It underscores why I chose to drive instead of taking Metro.

  • steve October 26, 2018 (10:28 pm)

    Thank you SPD!

  • 1994 October 27, 2018 (8:01 pm)

    I hope the ‘system’ is able to impart on these youngsters they need to stop this misbehavior.

    I do support the juvenile detention center rebuild.

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