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Greenwood police arrest 2 teens in armed robbery


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Two teens were arrested in Greenwood after police said they robbed another teenager at gunpoint and stole electronics out of unlocked cars.

Jason Twombly, 18, of Greenwood, and a 17-year-old boy from Fort Wayne were arrested on multiple charges early Sunday.

Police said the 17-year-old pulled a gun and knife on another teen and took a cellphone and hooded sweatshirt from him. They also are investigating whether either was involved in a robbery at a restaurant Saturday night that involved a toy gun that looked like one found at a Greenwood home where the teens were staying, according to a Greenwood police report.

An officer found the teens at 4:30 a.m. walking near Madison Avenue and Fry Road, where a 17-year-old reported his cellphone and shirt had been stolen by two teens. One of the teens had a knife and a gun. Officers searched backpacks the teens were carrying and found a phone and shirt that matched the description of what was stolen from the teen and also found a gun and knife, the report said.

In the backpacks, police also found electronics, including a GPS device and a garage door opener, and the keys to a van that had been reported stolen, the report said.

Twombly told police the two had walked around the Polo Run apartment complex and taken items from unlocked vehicles, the report said. Police had not yet interviewed the other teen, who told police he had run away from Fort Wayne.

Greenwood police had received at least two reports of items stolen from vehicles in that area and a van that had been stolen. A set of keys found in one of the backpacks matched the keys from the stolen van, according to the report.

Police are also looking into a robbery at Subway, at 1615 E. Main St., about 10 p.m. Saturday. A teenager had used a toy gun to rob the restaurant, and police found a toy gun that looked similar to one found at a home on Easy Street where the boys were staying, the report said.

Twombly was arrested on charges of theft and assisting a criminal. He was being held at the Johnson County jail on $6,000 bond.

The 17-year-old was being held at the Johnson County Juvenile Detention Center, the report said.

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