One is charged as an adult.
Four juveniles are charged with armed robbery, assault and theft offenses. One is Marcus Tyrell McRae, 16, of Frederick, whose being charged as an adult. The four were arrested Wednesday night following an assault and robbery which occurred in the 1700 block of Carriage Way.
Police were called to the scene shortly before 8:00 PM, and made contact with the victims and one of the victims’ parents. The victims were accosted by a group of juveniles while walking home. One of the kids displayed a knife and another indicated he had a firearm. The kids stole loose change and a drink while punching and kicking the victims, according to authorities.
After gathering all the victims together, one of them saw McRae walking and the area , and he was taken into custody without incident.
A passerby told officers that the rest of the juvenile suspects were at the Amber Meadows Park basketball court. Officers got the assistance of the Frederick Police Street Crime Team and converged on the area. They detained seven juveniles who tried to run and walk away. Four of the youths were identified as suspects, and the rest were released from the scene. They are 16-years of age, and, with the exception of McCrae, are being charged as juveniles.
McRae and the other kids are charged with:
Conspiracy to commit armed robbery
Strong arm robbery
Conspiracy to commit strong arm robbery
Conspiracy to commit 1st-degree assault
Conspiracy to commit 2nd-degree assault
Theft less than $100
Conspiracy to commit theft less than $100
Conspiracy to commit reckless endangerment.
Two of the juveniles are also charged with carrying and wearing a dangerous weapon.
Police are asking anyone who has additional information about this incident to call Officer Samantha Payne at 301-600-1268. They can also remain anonymous and call Frederick Police Tip Line at 301-600-TIPS (8477). They e-mail their information at firstname.lastname@example.org, and send a text to 240-674-TIPS (8477). The Frederick Police app for I-Phone and Android users is also available to convey information.