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December 11, 2012

Trio charged with trying to rob gas station

KEESEVILLE — Three people have been charged with attempting an armed robbery of the Keeseville Mobil Station on Saturday.

State Police reported Monday that at 6:21 p.m. that day they responded to a call from the Mobile Station at 1736 Front St.

“The investigation established that a male youth wearing a black hoodie, baseball cap and bandana entered the establishment and pointed a black pistol at the owner and demanded money,” State Police said in a news release.

“The owner ducked behind the counter, and the suspect fled from the establishment.

“Shortly after the suspect fled, a subject entered the establishment and asked the owner of he was all right. The owner felt this subject was involved because he had a portable radio with him.”

State Police said three suspects were quickly taken into custody and that an air soft pistol and other evidence were recovered.

A 12-year-old male, who was given youthful-offender status, was charged with second-degree attempted robbery, a felony, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor. He was released to the custody of a guardian and will appear before Essex County Family Court at a later date.

Dexter T. Nash, 16, of Keeseville was charged with second-degree attempted robbery, a felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. He was arraigned in Chesterfield Town Court and committed to Essex County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.

Kevin J. Archer, 19, of Keeseville was charged with second-degree attempted robbery, a felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. He was arraigned in Chesterfield Town Court and committed to Essex County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.

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