Providence police: Teens caught after robbing gas station

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – It took all of 20 minutes for Providence police to find two juveniles accused of robbing a gas station on Manton Avenue Sunday night.

Police say three teens robbed Manton Gas at gunpoint shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday, making off with about $400. An eyewitness told officers he saw the boys running down Sheridan Street toward a pedestrian bridge.

By 7:31 p.m., police apprehended a 16-year-old male near Glenbridge Avenue, according to an incident report obtained by The boy told police he dropped his gun and mask when he saw an officer. A black BB gun was found nearby.

Minutes later, police said they caught one of the other teens trying to jump a fence near Fairfield Avenue. The 15-year-old had a handgun and $36 in his pockets.

The two teens were charged with first-degree robbery. The third boy was not caught Sunday.

Dan McGowan ( ) covers politics, education and the city of Providence for Follow him on Facebook and Twitter: @danmcgowan

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