(KMOV) – Two teens were charged Tuesday after being accused of holding up children at three school bus stops in Berkeley and Ferguson on Monday.
The suspects, ages 16 and 19, were arrested in Ferguson.
The 19-year-old suspect is identified as Aarion Neil. He’s charged with first degree armed robbery and armed criminal action. Neil is being held on a $75,000 bond.
The other suspect is in the custody of family court.
Neil and his accomplice reportedly pulled up to school bus stops Monday morning and pulled handguns on middle school-aged children standing outside, and told them to empty their pockets.
The robbers help up students at two bus stops in Berkeley – one robbery happened at the corner of 3rd and Jackson, and the other happened at Peurifoy and Busiek avenues.
A total of four victims were robbed. The suspects took small electronics such as iPods and other MP3 players. But police say they found stolen items with the men.
One child was slapped, but no one was seriously hurt.
Police say the men went to another bus stop in Ferguson where a witness got a good look at the license plate number of the car the robbers used in their getaway.