Three teenagers were charged Sunday after allegedly stealing a handgun and robbing a victim.
According to the Jamestown Police Department, officers responded to a reported armed robbery in the area of Newton Avenue and Stowe Street around 3:30 a.m. Sunday. The investigation revealed that the victim was walking home from a friend's house when a 17-year-old female, 16-year-old male and 15-year-old male approached the victim in the middle of the street. The female allegedly threatened the victim with a pellet gun, police said.
The suspects fled the scene after allegedly stealing the victim's cellphone, and were eventually located by police.
As an officer approached them, one of the suspects put down an encased handgun, which police determined was stolen from a vehicle earlier in the night.
All three suspects were transported to the Jamestown Police Department.
The female was charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree menacing, fourth-degree grand larceny, fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
The 16-year-old male was charged with first-degree robbery, fourth-degree grand larceny, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of stolen property.
The 15-year-old male will be petitioned to a family court for his participation.
According to Captain Robert F. Samuelson, division commander of the Jamestown Police Department, people walking during late night or early morning hours are recommended to walk with a partner and stay in well-lit areas. If any suspicious activity is observed, people are encouraged to call 911.