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Two Teens Arrested for Armed Robbery on Tacoma Street

For Immediate Release: 7/8/2013 3:28 pm

Worcester, MA (July 8, 2013) - On Saturday, July 6, 2013 at approximately 2:45 AM, Worcester Police on routine patrol in the Great Brook Valley area were flagged down by a livery driver at Tacoma and Boylston Streets. The driver informed the officers that he had just been robbed by two males. One male possessed a handgun. The incident supposedly occurred within minutes of police arrival.

The victim informed the officers that he was responding to a pick up call at Tacoma Street address. When he arrived he was approached by two males. One male pointed a handgun at the driver and demanded cash. The suspects took cash and the driver’s radio and fled on foot. The suspects were described as two Hispanic males; one of the males had black hair and was wearing an orange or pink shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers.

Shortly after the suspects' descriptions were broadcasted over the police radio, two males were seen walking nearby. One of the two males was wearing clothing that fit the description provided. Officers approached the two males. One male fled from the police, while the other was held by police. Police identified this male as 17-year-old Luis Campos of 25 Hooper Street, Worcester. After a prolonged foot pursuit, the second male was eventually apprehended. He was identified as a 15 year old juvenile.

The victim was transported to the area where the two suspects were and identified them as the two that had robbed him. Police back tracked the path that the juvenile ran and discovered a BB gun pistol under the tire of a parked vehicle. The pistol resembled an actual firearm.

The two suspects were placed under arrest and charged with Trespassing and Armed Robbery. The juvenile was also charged with Resisting Arrest.

Evidence recovered from the scene was taken into police custody. The two males were transported to police headquarters and processed. The juvenile was released to family members while Mr. Campos was taken to court Monday morning.

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