16-year-old arrested after 2 teens robbed in Belleville - KMOV.com

16-year-old arrested after 2 teens robbed in Belleville

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By: Marina Bach, Intern News 4

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) -- Belleville Police arrested a 16-year-old suspect in connection with a robbery that took place Sunday evening at the 3900 block of North Belt West. 

Two teenagers, ages 14 and 15, told police they were approached by the 16-year-old suspect and several others just after 5:40 p.m. The suspect demanded their phones and money but only one of the victims was robbed because the other victim refused to hand over his personal items. 

The suspect fled but one of the victims knew who the 16-year-old was and called the police. 

No one was injured, and the suspect was taken into custody on Tuesday.  He is being held at the St. Clair County Juvenile Detention Center.

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