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Police: Rockville Teen Pointed Fake Gun at Officers

Chavarus A. Bradshaw, 16, and, Joseph D. Simonson, 17, were charged in an armed robbery in Rockville last month.

Montgomery County police say a Rockville teen pointed this replica handgun at officers who tried to apprehend him on Dec. 10, 2013. Credit: Montgomery County Police
Montgomery County police say a Rockville teen pointed this replica handgun at officers who tried to apprehend him on Dec. 10, 2013. Credit: Montgomery County Police

Police said one of the Rockville teens charged as an adult in an armed robbery last month pointed a fake gun at the police officers who tried to apprehend him.

Chavarus A. Bradshaw, 16, of the 2500 block of Baltimore Road in Rockville, was charged with armed robbery and first-degree assault, Montgomery County Police said in a news release Friday.

Joseph D. Simonson, 17, of the 100 block of Monroe Street in Rockville, was charged with armed robbery.

Police said Bradshaw and Simonson robbed a person of a wallet and iPod in the 14500 block of Bauer Drive on Nov. 27. 

Police didn’t say how Bradshaw and Simonson developed as suspects.

The youths were brought into police custody Tuesday, when reportedly told police they committed the armed robbery, police said in the news release.

Police said Bradshaw pulled what appeared to be a handgun from his pants pocket and pointed it at the officers who tried to apprehend him near the scene of the November robbery.

Police later determined the gun was a replica. They also found a replica AK-47 when they searched his home.

Simonson reportedly ran away, tossing aside a butcher knife he was carrying, while police were dealing with Bradshaw.

But the teen was tracked down by a K-9 team and arrested, police said.

Bradshaw and Simonson are being held on $500,000 bond. 

Though the youths were charged as adults, police did not release photos of them because they are juveniles.

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