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Three teens charged in robbery and assault of elderly Charlotte woman

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested and charged three teenagers in Sunday’s robbery and assault of a 72-year-old woman in her west Charlotte home.

Police on Tuesday morning also arrested two other teens with possessing the victim’s stolen car.

The woman suffered minor injuries when intruders entered her home in the 4200 block of Westcliff Drive at about 1:15 p.m., police said.

The assailants struck the woman while demanding money, and then drove off in her 2005 Nissan Altima, police said.

Police on Monday afternoon detained a 14-year-old boy in the case.

On Monday night, police arrested Sylessa Desiree Ford, 17, and Myron Neam Bullock, 18, and charged them with attempted murder, armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, kidnapping, and breaking and entering. Ford was jailed on $115,000 bail and Bullock on $85,000 bail.

The 14-year-old was charged with the same offenses and was transferred to a juvenile detention facility.

At 10 a.m. Tuesday, two other juveniles in possession of the stolen vehicle committed a hit-and-run in the 3600 block of Carlyle Drive, police said.

An officer found the vehicle still occupied by the juveniles in the 900 block of Crestmere Street. Police said the male juveniles, ages 13 and 14, tried to run from the officer but were quickly taken into custody without further incident.

Both juveniles were charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, hit-and-run and resisting arrest. The pair weren’t involved in the robbery and assault, police said.

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