Young boys arrested, accused of robbing woman in Atlanta

April 23, 2019 - 7:31 pm

ATLANTA (AP) — Two boys, ages 11 and 12, are accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint as she walked Atlanta's Beltline.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the woman told police the children approached her Easter Sunday as she walked the trail around 8 p.m. She says they asked to use her cellphone, and when she refused, they followed her and one of them showed her a gun in his waistband before demanding her phone and earbuds. She says she threw them on the ground, they took them and ran. She was not injured.

Police identified the suspects from photos taken from cameras on the Beltline.

Both boys, arrested Monday, face several charges, including armed robbery and aggravated assault.

It's unknown if either has an attorney.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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