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Arrest made in armed robbery

Police arrested and charged a man in an armed robbery Friday on West Boulevard.

Jatravian Arkelle Robinson, 18, was arrested and charged with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

At 12:30 a.m. Friday, police were dispatched to the 1700 block of West Boulevard in reference to an armed robbery. Police said the victim told them he was outside his home when two armed suspects approached, pointed a firearm at him and demanded money.

When the victim told the suspects he had no money, they threw him to the ground and began hitting him, police said.

A family member of the victim seized the firearm from Robinson and held Robinson on the ground until officers arrived. The second suspect ran away before officers arrived. Police are trying to determine who he is.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Marusak: 704-358-5067; Twitter: @jmarusak
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