Aiken Public Safety arrested two teens Thursday evening in connection with a strong-arm robbery of a 54-year-old man.
The man told officers he was jumped by the teens at the intersection of Abbeville Avenue and Kershaw Street about 6 p.m. The man was punched in the face and knocked to the ground before the thieves took his cell phone.
Jabarece Jackson, 17, of Abbeville Street, and a 15-year-old were arrested. Jackson was booked at the Aiken County Detention center. The juvenile is being held at the Department of Juvenile Justice detention center in Columbia.