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Teens Arrested for Tying Up, Robbing 82-Year-Old Woman to be Charged as Adults

Incident happened around 11:00 Wednesday morning in Bryant. Suspects caught in victim's car 30 minutes later.
BRYANT, AR -- Two teenagers are in custody and will be charged as adults after police say they held a woman at gunpoint inside her home, tied her up and robbed her.

It happened around 11 this morning on Laverne St. near Laura Drive.

Police say the two boys knocked on the door and the 82-year-old victim let them into her home. The woman was not harmed.

The victim told police that the suspects had asked her if she had any yard work for them. When she said no, one of the two asked to use a phone. When she gave them her phone, the boy then asked to use the bathroom.

At that point, the other boy then forced his way into the woman's home using a gun.

The suspects then taped her to a chair and put a makeshift gag in her mouth.

The boys told the woman they would not hurt her, but that they were there to rob her.

The suspects left in her car.

She was able to get herself free and call for help.

The boys were taken into custody near the Indian Springs Baptist Church about 30 minutes later.

Both suspects are minors. The black male (16) of Bryant and the white male (17) of Bigelow, were brought to the Bryant PD for questioning.

After speaking with juvenile officers, both subjects are being charged as adults with the following:

Aggravated Kidnapping (Class Y Felony)

Aggravated Robbery  (Class Y Felony)

Theft of Property  (Class C Felony)
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