Police Arrest 14-Year-old for Stickup in Irvine

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RVINE (CNS) - A 14-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of a robbery in Irvine, police said Friday.

Police were called at 8:37 p.m. Wednesday to Passage and Nightshade regarding the robbery, Irvine police Sgt. Karie Davies said. The victim was walking home from the Quail Hill shopping center when two males robbed her, Davies said.

One of the suspects threatened her with a gun, prompting a struggle over the victim's belongings, but the robber with the gun managed to take one of her bags, Davies said.

The suspects fled in a black car, but police were able to track down the teen because they took an electronic device that had the ability to be tracked, Davies said. By tracking the device police were able to obtain surveillance footage, the sergeant said.

Police tracked the device to San Bernardino County on Thursday, where a suspect was seen leaving an apartment in Hesperia, Davies said.

The suspect got into a stolen vehicle and police followed him to a shopping center in Apple Valley, where the 14-year-old was arrested without incident, Davies said. Police also recovered the electronic device.

Police also recovered more of the loot, a handgun without serial numbers and ammunition, Davies said. He was booked into Orange County Juvenile Hall on suspicion of robbery, possession of stolen property and assault with a deadly weapon.

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