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Harrisburg teens suspected in 3 robberies, assaults

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

A 14-year-old is one of three Harrisburg teens charged with one armed hold-up and suspected in two others over the weekend.

Harrisburg police said they charged 18-year-old Jamar Royal, a 17-year-old and the 14-year-old with robbery and conspiracy for stealing from a 29-year-old Allison Hill man in the 300 block of Nectarine Street on Saturday.

Police said Royal and the 17-year-old hit the victim several times while the other juvenile stood watch, and one of the robbers displayed a handgun and told the victim to give up his valuables unless he wanted to die.

At one point, police said the unidentified victim broke away and ran into a house, but the robbers followed and pointed guns in an open window while yelling at him.

The victim suffered contusions, but nothing was taken from him.

Responding officers took the three into custody and recovered a BB gun, but the other weapon was not found.

The three are also suspected in a robbery late Friday at S. 13th and Derry street, where police said a 48-year-old Allison Hill man was pulled into an alleyway and repeatedly punched and kicked before his three young attackers took his cell phone and wallet.

The man suffered multiple bruises and scrapes, but did not want to go to a hospital, police said.

In a third incident early Saturday, a 43-year-old Allison Hill man reported that he was repeatedly hit on the back of the head in the area of S. 17th and Swatara streets by three young robbers who took his cell phone.

He also suffered minor injuries and refused hospital treatment, police said.

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