By Maria Rocha-Buschel
Police arrested four teenagers on Saturday, June 15 at 9:14 a.m. for three separate robberies that took place outside the Administration for Children’s Services facility at 492 First Avenue last weekend.
One of the victims told police that he was standing outside the building around on Friday, June 14 around 11 p.m. when three boys approached him. One of the boys pulled what the victim said looked like a handgun out of his waistband and put it against the victim’s chest while saying, “Go buy me cigarettes, I’m not f—king playing.”
Police said that around midnight on Saturday, June 15, an 18-year-old girl approached a man who was standing outside the ACS facility and demanded his phone, then allegedly reached into the victim’s pockets. The victim said that another teen who was with the girl at the time said, “If you touch her, I’ll f—k you up.” The teens fled with his phone.
Another man told police that he was charging his phone at one of the kiosk stations near the ACS facility on First Avenue around 9 a.m. on Saturday when three boys approached him. One of the boys then punched him in the face and said, “Give me your phone.” The two other suspects then surrounded him and one of them said, “F—k him up,” while allegedly removing his cell phone and charger.
The three boys were arrested in front of the ACS facility shortly after this incident. The girl wanted for the midnight robbery was caught at the same time as the boys, but the boy who was involved in the robbery with her was not arrested.
The girl was also previously arrested for allegedly assaulting another girl who lives in the ACS facility on Tuesday, May 28 at 3:07 a.m.