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December 13, 2012

12-year-old charged in attempted robbery

Police: Youth waved what appeared to be handgun

KEESEVILLE — A 12-year-old tried to rob Keeseville Mobil, police say.

The boy, whose name was not released by authorities, allegedly entered the gas station at 1736 Front St. in the Village of Keeseville at about 6:15 p.m. Sunday and approached the clerk working at the cash register, said New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation Investigator Rebecca Finn.

He demanded money and brandished what appeared to be a handgun, she said, adding that he left empty-handed and no one was injured.

TWO TEENS CHARGED 

Police arrested two teens that night at Keeseville Mobil, Finn said, although she could not say how they were involved.

Dexter T. Nash, 16, was taken into custody at 7:10 p.m., charged with felony second-degree attempted robbery and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.

Kevin J. Archer, 19, was arrested shortly after Nash on the same charges.

State Police located the 12-year-old on Monday; he was arrested at 9:30 p.m. in the Town of Chesterfield. 

He was charged with three counts of second-degree attempted robbery with the display of a firearm, a felony; fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon with intent to use, a misdemeanor; and unlawful possession of a weapon by a person younger than the age of 16, which renders the boy a juvenile offender, Finn said.

He was released to a relative on an appearance ticket. He will appear in Family Court, Finn said; that date was pending.

BAIL SET

Archer and Nash were arraigned in Town of Chesterfield Court and taken to Essex County Jail. Bail for each was set at $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond.

Archer was released Tuesday on $10,000 bond.

Nash was still in Essex County Jail as of Wednesday afternoon.

Email Felicia Krieg:  fkrieg@pressrepublican.com

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