12/04/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/04/2019 18:39
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Three teens are charged after a construction worker was robbed Tuesday at 6 p.m. outside a house he was working on in the 5600 block of California Avenue.
The man reported that he was approached by four young men who demanded cash at gunpoint and then fled on foot with the victim's $20 bill and his credit card.
Officers, who were already in the area after receiving calls of four young men acting suspiciously, quickly responded. They located three suspects who matched the description of those involved in the robbery.
Michael Hobson, 15, and Dedric Talley, 18, are each charged with aggravated robbery. Hobson, who had the victim's credit card and $20 bill in his pocket, was positively identified. During an interview, Talley implicated himself in the robbery.
The third suspect, age 15, was charged with robbery. The fourth suspect eluded capture.