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Teens accused of robbing neighbor at gunpoint

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Two teens are in police custody after investigators say they barged into a neighbor's home and robbed her at gunpoint.

Shortly after 7:30 Tuesday night, Jonesboro police were called to the 2500 block of Bonnie Jean Place.

When officers arrived at the scene they found the 35-year-old victim standing in the front yard, crying.

The woman told police the 2 male suspects—one white, the other black--knocked on her door and when she opened it they rushed inside and demanded money, according to the initial incident report.

When she looked at the suspect holding the gun he reportedly “hit her on the left side of her head and told her not to look at him.” Again, he asked for money.

The suspects then reportedly took the woman's purse, containing her wallet and cell phone. 

Before leaving the house, the armed suspect “told her to get down on the ground and not move or he would shoot her,” the report stated.

The victim said both suspects wore hoodies covering their faces; however, she thought the white suspect was a neighbor who had come to the house earlier looking for her daughter.

Officers went to the neighbor's house and learned from the suspect's mother that he was at a friend's house on Glenn's Place. There they found both suspects.

According to the report, officers found the victim's purse in the suspect's bedroom. They also located a “CO 2-powered BB gun” under the mattress. 

The suspects, described as a 14-year-old white male and a 17-year-old black male, were arrested and charged with aggravated residential burglary.


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