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Teen arrested for robbery in Ventura

April 6, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A 17-year-old Ventura youth has been arrested in connection with the strong-arm robbery of a 15-year-old Ventura teen.Ventura Police say the victim was walking on Telephone Road in Ventura Saturday night at approximately 9 p.m. when he was confronted by three suspects who surrounded him and ordered him to empty his pockets.

The victim complied with their demand. Police say the three suspects then walked away on Telephone Road toward Saratoga Avenue.

Detectives say an eyewitness to the incident called police. A patrol officer, who was in the vicinity, located the suspects and chased them on foot. The two other suspects fled the scene and are now being sought by police.

The suspect arrested is a 17-year-old male juvenile. He was booked into juvenile hall for robbery and resisting arrest.