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Brackenridge teens, 18, charged with robbing boy, 12, in Tarentum

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By Francine Garrone
Friday, Dec. 4, 2009

Two 18-year-old Brackenridge men have been arrested for allegedly robbing a 12-year-old boy.

The boy was robbed Wednesday evening while walking home from the Exxon gas station at the foot of the Tarentum Bridge.

Tarentum police Chief Bill Vakulick said the boy noticed two black males standing outside the station when he entered at 5:45 p.m.

"He said he felt uneasy but proceeded to use the ATM machine," Vakulick said.

After paying for the items he bought, the boy crossed Route 366, known locally as Ross Street, and continued walking toward his home along West Seventh Avenue.

Vakulick said the boy observed the same males following him and began to run.

According to police, the boy was grabbed from behind by Arnold Green, 18, of Brackenridge, and robbed in front of Nick Chevrolet.

The other man, Justin Green, 18, also of Brackenridge, watched as his relative robbed the boy, according to police.

Vakulick said Arnold Green was charged with robbery, theft, simple assault and harassment.

Justin Green was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery.

Greens are related, but their relationship was not immediately clear.

The boy was not reported to have been hurt.

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