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North Syracuse village citizens aid in robbery investigation

— On Tuesday, July 10, two village of North Syracuse residents arriving home observed a young male being physically attacked by a couple of other young males. The residents hollered at the attackers, who fled, and went to assist the youth being attacked and called for the North Syracuse police. Another youth approached the citizens, advising them he had also been attacked.

When the police arrived in the area they spotted three suspects and ordered them to stop, but they fled, two on foot and one on a bike. One of the suspect was taken into custody by an officer while other area agency officers arrived to continue the search. A second suspect was later taken into custody. Upon returning to the police department with the two suspects, the third suspect turned himself in.

The victims, ages 15 and 17, were transported to the hospital and released after treatment. The suspects, ages 15, 16, and 18, were arraigned on charges of robbery, assault, conspiracy and larceny, and the 18-year-old was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Because of the ages of the victims and the suspects, no names were released.

According to a release from the police department, “The timely reporting of this incident by the village residents and quick response of the village police was another example of citizens working in partnership with the police that resulted in the suspects of this crime being identified and arrested.”

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