Teen charged, two sought in Syracuse armed robbery over synthetic marijuana

Syracuse police are investigating an armed robbery on Park Street.

Police say the call came just after 3:00 p.m. Monday afternoon. According to police, the two victims, a male and a female, were in the 1000 block of Park Street to buy synthetic marijuana. The male victim said he recognized a man he knew as "Manny," whom he had bought synthetic marijuana from in the past.

The victim says he was approached by Manny, but this time Manny demanded money and then two unknown black males who were with Manny pulled out handguns. Police say the victims were robbed of their cell phones. The female victim also had her purse stolen. The victims drove to the Rite Aid on Butternut Street to call 911.

Police stopped Manny a short time after, close to the scene of the robbery. He was identified as Luis Torres, 17, of Syracuse. Torres is charged with robbery. He's being held at the Onondaga County Justice Center and is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday morning.

Police are still looking for the other two suspects. The first is described as a dark-skinned black male about 6 feet tall, wearing a white T-shirt. Police say he is described as having dreadlocks and was in possession of a long-barreled handgun. The second suspect is described as a dark-skinned male, about 6 feet tall also wearing a white T-shirt and in possession of a small black handgun.

Anyone with information is asked to call Syracuse police at 315-442-5222. All calls will be kept confidential.