14-year-old robbed at gunpoint

Police say a 14-year-old boy was robbed at gunpoint by unknown men at his Hephzibah home Sunday.

About 2:30 p.m., Richmond County sheriff’s deputies were called to the 3800 block of Crest Drive, according to an incident report.

Police spoke to the 14-year-old victim, who said he was robbed when he opened his front door to someone he originally believed to be a friend of his brother, who is currently being held at the Charles B. Webster Detention Center on armed robbery charges.

The victim told police he opened the door and was met by a black man brandishing a black handgun. The victim, who was holding his 1-year-old brother at the time of the incident, was forced into a rear bedroom and made to sit on a bed.

The suspect then closed the door and was heard talking to what sounded like three more people in the house. The suspects sifted through the brother’s room and left with about 13 pairs of Air Jordan sneakers, according to the report.

The suspects then entered a black sedan and were last seen traveling southbound on Crest Drive.

About 20 minutes before the robbery, the victim said, two of his brothers friends showed up at the home, telling the victim they needed to look through his brother’s room for bail money. They left without any money.

 

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