Not to be confused with the additional details we posted Monday on the Saturday afternoon armed robbery reported inside Volunteer Park. SPD was finally able to provide details of the Friday night robbery we reported on with details from a tipster whose yard was used for a dumping ground for the stolen BlackBerry — and, apparently, the black air pistol the 18-year-old alleged robber is believed to have used in the hold-up.
SPD tells us the 11:24p Friday incident went down at 10th and Harrison where the teen suspect held up his victim at gunpoint and ran away with the phone — and the female victim in close pursuit. From the SPD report on the incident:
He then continued running and she chased him and yelled at him. S/XXX then pulled a black handgun and pointed it at V/XXX in the face and yelled “back the fuck off!”
After a 911 call reporting the situation, an officer driving eastbound on Harrison saw a person matching the suspect’s description hiding in the bushes where he was taken into custody without incident. From the SPD report:
Officers located a very real looking black handgun on scene, approximately 5 feet from where the subject was laying. The gun was later determined to be a black pellet gun. The Victim’s cell phone was also located on scene, approximately 10 feet from the suspect.
The 18-year-old was booked for investigation of robbery. He has had frequent run-ins with the law as a juvenile. This is his first brush with the law as a legal adult.