Middletown teen charged with assault, robbery, kidnapping
- A Middletown teen, who police said threatened four other teens, was arrested Nov. 25 and charged with kidnapping and robbing the victims of 75-cents.
A Middletown teen, who police said threatened four other teens, was arrested Nov. 25 and charged with kidnapping and robbing the victims of 75-cents.
The 17-year-old juvenile, who's name was not released because of his age, approached the four teens from Bear in the 300 block of North Broad Street Nov. 23 and asked for a cigarette.
Police said that when the victims said that they did not any cigarettes the 17-year-old suspect told them that he had a weapon and forced them into their vehicle.
He told the driver to begin driving and demanded their money.
None of the four victims had any money other than the 75-cents in the car's center console, police said.
The suspect took the change and fled from the vehicle in an unknown direction from Lockwood Street.
The four victims then went to the Middletown Police Department headquarters to report the crime and identified the suspect through a photo-array.
Police obtained warrants for the suspect's arrest and at around 10 a.m. Saturday, apprehended him at his home.
The 17-year-old was charged with robbery, kidnapping, assault, and offensive touching.
He was issued a $9,500 secured bond and taken to the New Castle County Juvenile Detention Center.
He was also ordered to have no contact with the victims and was issued an order requiring him to be accompanied by a parent when he is outside of his residence.