A juvenile was arrested after allegedly committing one armed robbery and attempting another last week in Charles Village.
According to an email from Deputy Maj. Richard Worley, second in command at the Northern District police precinct, officers were placed in the area on Thursday following reports of a robbery and an attempted robbery earlier in the week.
The officers spotted a juvenile they believed was partly responsible for the crime and pursued him to Lorraine Avenue and Howard Street. With the assistance of K-9 and SWAT units, a juvenile police believe was one of the robbers was taken into custody, and a gun police believe was used in the robberies was recovered nearby, according to the email.
One of the residents attacked was brought to the scene and identified the juvenile as one of two robbers.
According to police reports, a robbery was attempted at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 6, in the 2700 block of Lovegrove Street when a man was riding his bike and two robbers approached.
One of the robbers was armed with a silver handgun and they demanded money. The man then began to fight with both the robbers and suffered several lacerations on his ankle before the robbers ran east on 27th Street without taking any property.
At about the same time on Tuesday night, two robbers, one of who was carrying a silver handgun, approached a woman walking in the 2700 block of Hunter Street.
The robbers approached the woman from behind and demanded that she empty her purse and not turn around. The robbers then grabbed the woman’s iPhone 4 and took off south on Hunter Street.