Port Orange, FL (January 20, 2019) - Police have arrested a 17-year-old boy in connection with a robbery at a 7-Eleven on Clyde Morris Boulevard in Port Orange. The teenager, whose name has not been released, was arrested by police on Saturday, January 19th.
The suspect is accused of entering the store and threatening employees with a knife. Authorities also say that he prevented the employees inside from calling 911 during the course of the incident. No one inside was injured as a result and the teen left the store without obtaining any cash or merchandise. He was arrested shortly after the robbery took place.
He has been officially charged with robbery with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment and depriving the use of 911. There is no additional information available at this time.
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