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* 15 Year Boy Arrested for Allegedly Pistol Whipping Victim in Robbery in Hercules

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A 15-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday morning in connection with an armed robbery in Hercules last week, Hercules police said. On March 14, officers responded around 8:45 p.m. to an armed robbery in front of a Metro PCS store at 1511 Sycamore Ave., police said. The victim, a 28-year-old man, told police he had been confronted in his car by two people, one of whom had pointed a revolver at him, police said.

The victim pushed the gun away and the other suspect punched the victim in the back of the head. The first suspect then pistol-whipped the man across the face before the victim gave the armed robbers cash. The suspect then allegedly pointed the gun at the victim and pulled the trigger twice, but the gun misfired, police said.  Both suspects fled before officers arrived, police said.  On Wednesday at 9 a.m., detectives arrested a 15-year-old Hercules boy who investigators believe participated in the robbery.

A search warrant was served at his home, and a revolver matching the description of the weapon used in the pistol-whipping was found in the boy’s bedroom, police said. The boy was booked into juvenile hall on suspicion of attempted murder, armed robbery and possession of a stolen handgun, according to police. The second suspect is still at large, police said. Police are withholding the 15-year-old boy’s name because he is a juvenile.

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