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Teen arrested for armed robbery in Lexington

Police say the robbery started in the Cedarcrest Village shopping center on East Main Street in...
Police say the robbery started in the Cedarcrest Village shopping center on East Main Street in Lexington.(LPD)
Updated: Aug. 14, 2020 at 7:57 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, S.C. (WIS) – A suspect has been arrested after an armed robbery and negotiation with police in Lexington on Friday.

It happened around 2:30 p.m. at the Cedarcrest Apartments on East Main Street.

Police say the robbery started in the nearby Cedarcrest Village shopping center..

Lexington Police say when they arrived, they were met by a man who said someone stole his cellphone at gunpoint.

Officers say the suspect was arrested after a K-9 tracked him to the nearby Cedarcrest Village Apartments.

Police called the stolen phone, which the suspect answered, and negotiations eventually led to his arrest.

LPD says the suspect is a 15-year-old male. His name is being withheld because of his age.

He has been transported to the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice where he awaits a court hearing.

The case will then be forwarded to the 11th Circuit Solicitor’s Office Family Court for prosecution.

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