DEPUTIES: Three Teens Used Sawed-Off Shotgun In Robbery

Three teenagers, including a 14-year-old boy, have been charged with holding up a couple outside of Grifton Wednesday evening.

Lenoir County deputies say Alvin Pratt, Jr. and Kendall Forbes, both with are 17-years-old, are charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault by pointing a gun, and felony and misdemeanor conspiracy. The 14-year-old juvenile was also arrested and placed into secure custody at the juvenile detention center in Greenville.

Deputies say a 19-year-old man and his girlfriend stopped at the intersection of Saw Mill Road and Braxton Road around 5:50 p.m. and were approached by three people. One pointed a sawed-off shotgun at the couple and demanded money. The victims said they threw money out the window toward the robbers and drove off.

One of the suspects was found thanks to the victim's description, while the others were found after a search of a nearby home.

Forbes and Pratt were jailed on $201,000 bonds.


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