Violent Crime

* 17 year old boy Arrested By Rohnert Park Police for Armed Robbery of Man at Shopping Mall

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A 17-year-old Rohnert Park boy was arrested Friday after he allegedly robbed people in two different incidents in July and August,
according to police.  On July 23, a man reported that he was robbed as he was getting into his car at a Rohnert Park shopping mall, the Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety said. The victim reported that a male suspect approached him from behind, pointed a handgun in his face and demanded money.  The victim complied and the suspect ran out of the shopping center, according to police. Then on Aug. 14, a Rohnert Park juvenile reported being physically assaulted and having his cell phone and other property taken away, police said. He said he thought he heard a gun being loaded during the attack.  This victim said he was able to identify the suspect, and the patrol officer who took the details of the case reported them to the Special Enforcement Unit, according to police. The SFU realized the suspect descriptions from the two robberies matched, and both victims identified the
same suspect. Officers began looking for the suspect, and on Friday, he was found at his house and arrested, police said. Officials served a search warrant during the arrest and uncovered stolen property from a third burglary in May.  The suspect was booked into juvenile hall for two counts of robbery and one count of possessing stolen property.

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