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Forrest City PD: Minors arrested in armed robbery

FORREST CITY, AR (KAIT)- Four teens, 16 and younger, are facing charges after a store was robbed at gunpoint.

On Wednesday, June 19, police say four suspects were involved in a robbery at the Attic Store, located on Washington Avenue in Forrest City.

Witnesses told investigators three of the suspects entered the store and started shopping.

A short time later, while speaking with a store employee, one of the suspects pulled out a black handgun and demanded money.

The armed suspect then hit the worker in the head with the gun, causing minor injuries.

Police say the suspects then ran from the scene.  No money was taken.

On Tuesday, June 25, officers arrested all of the suspects, ranging in age from 11-16.

All are charged with aggravated robbery.  A 13-year-old suspect was also charged with aggravated assault. 

The oldest suspect, a 16-year-old boy, was charged as an adult.

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