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Two teens charged with robbing Syracuse grocery store with BB gun

John Johnson (Syracuse Police)

Two Syracuse teens have been charged with an armed robbery of a grocery store involving a BB gun that happened late last week.

According to Syracuse Police, officers responded to the Shiv Grocery Store at 1001 Park Street around 8:15 p.m. Thursday regarding an armed robbery report.

When police arrived, they met with an employee of the store, who reported two suspects had entered the store, pointed a gun at him and demanded money.

Police said the victim gave the two suspects an unknown amount of money from the cash register and the suspects left the store.

While investigating, a detective found a Sig Sauer BB gun in a snow bank in the 600 block of E. Division Street.

A short time later, a police officer located two individuals that matched a description of the suspects, then positively identified as those allegedly involved in the robbery.

Police identified them as John Johnson, 16, and a 15-year-old male juvenile, both of Syracuse.

Johnson was arrested and charged with robbery in the first degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree. He was lodged at the Onondaga County Justice Center pending his arraignment.

The juvenile suspect was arrested and charged with Robbery in the First Degree. He was lodged at the Hillbrook Juvenile Detention Facility.

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