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Teen accused of stealing cell phone at gunpoint

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) -

Blytheville police are investigating after a teen pointed a gun at another juvenile to steal a cell phone.

Captain Scott Adams, Criminal Investigation Division Commander with the Blytheville Police Department, says the juvenile victim's parents reported the incident on Monday.

The victim told police that around 3:30 p.m. he was leaving practice from a basketball gym in the Blytheville School District when a younger black male came up to him.

The suspect asked to use the juvenile's phone and when he said no the suspect pulled out a "small black firearm" and put the barrel to the victim's chest, according to Adams.

A Samsung Galaxy S3 cell phone was pulled out of the victim's pocket by the suspect who then fled on a bicycle. Adams says the victim was not hurt in the incident.

The offender is described by police as tall, lean and about 16 years old with medium length hair.

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