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Police: Teen Robbers Arrested

Montgomery County Police arrested three Germantown youths

Three teens are in police custody following reports of a strong-arm robbery in Germantown on Oct. 24, a Montgomery County Police spokeswoman told Patch.

The robbery was reported at the intersection of Wisteria Drive and Witherspoon Lane at around 5:30 p.m. The teens allegedly approached the victim from behind and struck the person, according to Montgomery County Police spokeswoman Angela Cruz.

Information about whether charges had been filed against the teens was unavailable. In most circumstances, Patch does not name offenders who are minors. Those arrested were:

  • Male, age 15, from Germantown
  • Male, age 16, from Germantown
  • Male, age 16, from Germantown
Sharon November 08, 2012 at 11:32 PM
We so need (particularly with the increase in crime in that age-of-reason group) to change or lower what constitutes 'minor'!!! Age of reason is seven (knowing right from wrong). We could at least consider lower 'minor definition' under the law to age twelve (12).
C.C. November 09, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Totally understand your point but please remember when you draw your conclusion over such a wide erray of children, that all children are not created equal. There are some with disabilities, there are some with multiple family issues (some so bad you can't even imagine), some that have learning disabilites and some that need redirection. I don't like these type of occurences either but we can't draw a conclusion when we don't know the background of these children.
Cyclone November 09, 2012 at 08:22 PM
Sure minors do some dumb things that they will likely outgrow. That is why minors usually get an easier time when it comes to penalties. But this was a crime of a predatory nature, not some guys getting into a fight over a girl or disrespect. They found a victim, outnumbered them, and then proceeded to attack them. They are grooming themselves for a lifetime of crime.

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