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Two Stamford Teens Charged With Robbery After Grabbing 16-Year-Old's Phone

Stamford Police arrested two teens after they allegedly stole 16-year-old's phone Monday afternoon.
Stamford Police arrested two teens after they allegedly stole 16-year-old's phone Monday afternoon. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Two teenagers are facing a series of charges after they stole a cellphone from a 16-year-old and taunted him by tossing the phone back and forth between them just out of his reach, Stamford Police said.

The two 15-year-olds are each charged with second-degree robbery, third-degree assault, fifth-degree larceny and criminal mischief. Police didn’t release their names due to their age.

The 16-year-old had left a laundromat on Pacific Street and was watching a movie on his cellphone just after 2 p.m. when a teen ran up and grabbed the phone from him, police said.

The suspect began playing catch with the phone with the second suspect, according to the police report, Sgt. Robert Shawinsky said.

“There was a little tussle back and forth as [the victim] was trying to get the phone back,” Shawinsky said.

Officers were called, and the teens were arrested nearby and the cellphone was recovered, Shawinsky said.

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