(Council Bluffs) An Omaha teenager was taken into custody following a robbery of two pedestrians Saturday night in Council Bluffs.
Police Sgt. Pat Toscano says a 16-year-old youth was arrested on suspicion of first -degree robbery. The victims reported being robbed at around 7:45 p.m. while walking near 1908 8th Avenue. The unidentified victims say they handed over cash and a cellphone after the robber showed a handgun.
The two robbers fled in a small red car that officiers believe they found about 10-minutes later at Bucky's convenience store at 3501 West Broadway. Toscano says several people standing near the red car fled when officers arrived.
The teen identified as brandishing the gun during the robbery was taken in for questioning and later arrested.
January 9, 2012