Three juveniles have been arrested and two will be charged as adults in connection with a Tuesday night robbery in the Loch Raven Village area.
Joshua Castillo, 16, 1600 block of Cromwell Bridge Road and Dakota Fletcher, 17, 1600 block of Cromwell Bridge Road are charged as adults with armed robbery, second-degree assault and theft. The third person arrested is a 13-year-old and is charged as a juvenile.
Around 11:30 p.m. Dec. 8, police responded to a robbery call. The victim told them he exited the McDonald's store in the 6800-block of Loch Raven Boulevard and was walking through the parking lot of a nearby Rite Aid store when he noticed three people following him, according to police spokeswoman Cpl. Cathleen Batton.
One of the men displayed a handgun, and the victim turned over cash, a cheeseburger, cigarettes and a lighter. The robbers then fled, and the victim ran to a nearby Giant grocery store where he asked a worker to call 911, Batton said.
Police searched the area and arrested three juveniles, a 13-year-old, a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old, Batton said. Investigation revealed the gun used in the robbery to be a BB gun, Batton said.
The two oldest juveniles will be charged as adults, she said.
Last Thursday, a woman was robbed of cash by 8 people on nearby Taylor Avenue.
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