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11-year-old arrested for robbery in Richmond


Richmond Police arrested an 11-year-old in Jackson Ward on Wednesday. He is accused in a robbery, but police say the child did not act alone - two other suspects are still on the run.

Police say the robbery happened around 4:30 PM on the 100 block of Marshall Street.

"It's a shame," said Charles Willis who is executive director of Citizens Against Crime. "Had that been my son, I would open up a can of whoop a** on him."

Police say the suspects slammed the victim against a wall and made off with his cell phone. Police say they caught the 11-year-old, who had the victim's phone, in a nearby parking lot. The two other suspects are still on the run.

"I would love for the judge to impose a sentence where they would do community service," said Willis. "And they would do community service with Citizens Against Crime. I would like to see them come with us to a prayer vigil or to a funeral to see what their actions have led to or could lead to."

Police would not say if the suspects are related. Officials say the victim was not hurt.

Willis has a message for the suspects.

"Turn themselves in," said Willis. "Don't allow this 11-year-old's life to be ruined."

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