Rockville City Police arrested a 14-year-old on Tuesday in two armed robberies, city police announced.
The juvenile was the second teen arrested in the July 31 incidents, which were reported about 40 minutes apart at Welsh Park and the College Plaza shopping center.
The 14-year-old was charged with:
- Two counts of armed robbery.
- One count of strong arm robbery.
- Two counts of conspiracy to commit armed robbery.
- One count of conspiracy to commit strong arm robbery.
- Seven counts of first degree assault.
- Seven counts of conspiracy to commit first degree assault.
- Two counts of theft under $1000.
- Two counts of conspiracy to commit theft under $1000.
City police were called about 9:30 p.m. on July 31 for a report that several people had been robbed while playing basketball at Welsh Park, at Mannakee Street and Martins Lane.
The victims told officers that two suspects were seen going through the victims’ personal belongings, police said. The victims confronted the suspects and one of the victims struggled with one of the suspects.
As they struggled, the second suspect pulled out a black pistol and pointed it at the victims, police said. The suspects fled with one of the victims’ cell phones, according to the police statement.
City police were called again at 10:10 p.m. on July 31, for a report that an employee at a business at the College Plaza shopping center, in the 15100 block of Frederick Road, had been robbed. Two suspects approached while the victim was taking out the trash, police said.
One of the suspects punched the victim in the face and the other pulled out a black pistol, police said. After obtaining cash and the victim's wallet, the suspects fled on foot.
Anyone with information about these incidents or the individuals involved is asked to call Rockville City Police Criminal Investigations Unit at 240-314-8938.