Teens Arrested After Armed Robbery
Updated: Wednesday, February 20 2013, 03:21 PM EST
COLUMBUS -- Police arrested four teenagers today, after an armed robbery and foot chase in North Linden.
Officers took the teens, who are between 15 and 17 years old, into custody after they crashed a stolen SUV into parked cars along Gerber Road, detectives said.
A fifth person was seen running from the vehicle, according to investigators.
Officers initially responded to the area of Pine Bluff Road on a reported armed robbery at 8:20 am.
A 16-year-old told police he was pistol whipped and robbed by a group of people, who he later identified as the teen suspects, police said.
A nine-year-old boy also reported several people similar SUV followed him as he walked to Parkmoor Elementary School this morning, Columbus City Schools spokesman Jeff Warner said.
The boy said people harassed him along Karl Road, calling him names, and the boy also saw a gun, according to Warner.
Officers later spotted the stolen Jeep Cherokee and attempted a traffic stop, when the SUV crashed and the teens scattered through the neighborhood, police said.
A gun was recovered in a bag found in the SUV, police said.
The vehicle was reported stolen Tuesday, according to police.
Detectives told ABC6/FOX28 the teenage suspects will be charged with aggravated robbery, but additional charges are pending.
Reporter: Mike McCarthy
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