Two Syracuse teens threaten man with rifle and demand money

Two 16-year-olds from Syracuse are charged with attempted robbery for allegedly demanding money from a man at gunpoint Tuesday night.

Syracuse Police say they responded to the 1100 block of Hawley Avenue to investigate a reported attempted robbery just before 7:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Police say people on Hawley Avenue pointed out one male suspect who allegedly possessed a rifle prior to police arrival. The suspect, who was later identified as a 16-year-old male from Syracuse, was detained by police.

Police say they were told that a second male suspect had a rifle and had fled the scene before police arrived. They located and detained the second suspect, who did not have a rifle with him. He was identified as a 16-year-old male from Syracuse.

Police say the two suspected demanded money from a 42-year-old man and when he refused, they threatened him with a rifle. The rifle was located by police at a suspectâ??s home on Elm Street.

The incident did not result in any injuries.

Both suspects are charged with felony attempted robbery and misdemeanor criminal possession of a weapon. One suspect was additionally charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

They were lodged in the Justice Center and are scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Syracuse City Criminal Court.