Teens Charged Following Robbery At Gunpoint

Two 16-year-old males were charged Saturday after allegedly threatening a man at gunpoint and robbing him of cash.

According to the Jamestown Police Department, the victim was reportedly walking on Tower Street at approximately 10:55 p.m., when the two teenagers approached him wearing dark-colored clothing.

Displaying a pistol and a knife, they threatened the victim by holding the gun to his head and robbing him of a small amount of cash.

Officers located the two suspects on Willard Street shortly afterward. Further investigation revealed that both males were positively identified as the robbery suspects, police said.

The teenagers were charged with first-degree robbery and second-degree menacing. They were transported to Jamestown City Jail. Their names were not released.

According to Captain Robert F. Samuelson, division commander of the Jamestown Police Department, people walking during late night or early morning hours are recommended to walk with a partner and stay in well-lit areas. If any suspicious activity is observed, people are encouraged to call 911.