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Police have almost no details about the other two youths allegedly involved in a Jan. 26 armed robbery in Arnold. The two are to be in their teens and were wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 724-339-9663.

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Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, 12:41 a.m.
 

A 16-year-old Arnold youth is charged as an adult for allegedly robbing a woman at gunpoint last month in Arnold.

Brandon Jackson, of the 1400 block of Alcoa Drive, is charged with a host of charges, among them robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.

He was arrested Tuesday. Police are looking for two others.

Jackson remained in the Westmoreland County jail Wednesday in lieu of $100,000 bond pending a preliminary hearing.

According to an affidavit, Jackson and two other youths robbed a woman at a PNC Bank ATM at Fifth Avenue and 18th Street just before 3 p.m. on Jan. 26.

The woman told police she had been robbed by three youths. One pointed a handgun at her and demanded money.

The woman said her life was repeatedly threatened.

Police were told the three ran to an apartment building along Fifth Avenue with the woman's $45.

Jackson was found hiding in the building and the woman identified him as one of the youths, the affidavit reports.

Police took him to the police station, but Jackson fled from an officer and ran down Drey Street toward Ivy Alley.

Police said he ran through numerous yards and jumped fences along both Fourth and Fifth avenues.

Arnold and New Kensington police stopped him in the 1700 block of Cherry Alley.

After a juvenile hearing in Greensburg, police were told by the district attorney's office to charge Jackson as an adult.

In addition to robbery, Jackson is charged with escape, making terroristic threats, theft, defiant trespass.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled Feb. 21 by District Judge Frank J. Pallone Jr. in New Kensington.

Chuck Biedka is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-226-4711 or cbiedka@tribweb.com.

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