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Boy, 15, Charged With Germantown Armed Robbery



    Boy, 15, Charged With Germantown Armed Robbery

    A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery in Germantown, and police say his three accomplices remain on the loose.

    The victim, a 51-year-old man, told police he was riding his bicycle on Waring Station Road near Middlebrook Road when the teen jumped out in front of him from behind some trees. The suspect was then joined by three other suspects.

    Police say the15-year-old pulled out a gun and held it to the victim's side as another suspect held onto the bike's handlebars. The teen demanded money from the victim and began removing property from his body and backpack.

    All four suspects fled the scene on foot.

    Using a description from the victim, police were able to locate the teen walking in the area of Stoney Bottom Lane and Waring Station Road and tried to stop him. The suspect ran away but police say they caught him following a foot pursuit through a wooded area and underground drainage system.

    The weapon used in the robbery has not been located.

    The teen was charged with armed robbery and is being held at the Alfred D. Noyes Children’s Center in Rockville. The suspect's name has not been released because of his age.

    His three accomplices have not been identified.

    Anyone with information is asked to call police at 240-773-6237.