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Posted: April 20, 2011 9:28 p.m.

Teen arrested in attempted robbery

A 14-year-old boy teen has been arrested and charged with attempting to rob a man early Sunday morning.

 

According to reports, a man was walking his dog on Greenleaf Court around 1:20 a.m. when a black male came up and pointed a sawed off shotgun at him and demanded money. The man told officers that the bandit worked the slide on the shotgun several times as he approached, but the man was able to grab the gun and strike the bandit several times in the face and nose.

The would-be thief ran away to a small, four-door car that was green in color. There were other men in the car, but no description was available from the man. The would-be gunman was described as thin and about 5-feet-6, wearing a red and white hat, blue overalls with the shoulder straps pulled down to his waist and a dark shirt or coat.

The gun was recovered from the victim. It is a Remington 870 Express Magnum 12-gauge that had been sawed off. It is being stored in evidence.

The teen has been charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a sawed off shotgun and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

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