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On April 3 the Milford Police Criminal Division arrested and charged 4 male juveniles which brought to a close an investigation of 3 armed robberies, 2 of which occurred on April1 and 1 on April 2. On April 3 the Milford Police Special Operations Group (tactical team), the Criminal Division, the Community Police Unit, the Patrol Division executed a search warrant at a residence located at Silver Lake Apartments. Milton Police Department K-9 unit also assisted in the search warrant.

The 4 male juveniles were taken into custody at that time. During the investigation, detectives discovered that the two 17 yo male juveniles were involved in all 3 armed robberies. The first 2 occurred on the night of April1, less than 30 minutes apart, in the parking lots of both Valley Run Apartments and Silver Hill Apartments. The 17 yo males approached the victims and brandished what appeared to be a handgun and then removed property from the victims.

The last armed robbery occurred on night of April 2 on the 200 block of N. Walnut St. The two 17yo male juveniles along with the 15yo male juvenile and the 14yo male juvenile approached the victim’s vehicle as the vehicle was victim was driving. One of the juveniles stepped in front of the vehicle which caused the victim to stop the vehicle in order to avoid striking the juvenile. At that time the other juveniles open the vehicle doors, brandished what appeared to be a handgun and began to assault the victim while he was still in the driver’s seat and demanded money. They obtained property from the victim and fled the scene. 2 of the 3 victims received medical treatment for minor injuries.

One 17 yo male juvenile was charged with Robbery 1st Degree (3 counts), Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (3 counts), Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony (3 counts), Conspiracy 2nd Degree (3 counts) and Terroristic Threatening. He also had active capiases out of Kent Family Court (2) and Sussex Family Court. He was committed to the Stevenson Center in default of $311,000.00 secured bond.

The other 17yo male juvenile was charged with Robbery 1st Degree (3 counts), Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (3 counts), Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony (3 counts), Conspiracy 2nd Degree (3 counts) and Terroristic Threatening. He was committed to the Stevenson Center in default of $183,500.00 secured bond.

The 15yo male juvenile was charged with Robbery 1st Degree, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony and Conspiracy 2nd Degree. He also had an active warrant for Escape 3rd Degree. He was committed to the Stevenson Center in default of $104,000.00 secured bond.

The 14yo male juvenile was charged with Robbery 1st Degree, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony and Conspiracy 2nd Degree. He was committed to the Stevenson Center in default of $53,500.00 secured bond.

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