Two 17-year-old juveniles were charged as adults in a robbery that Auburn police say occurred outside of an Auburn apartment complex, according to a release.
The Auburn teens, whose names were not released, face two counts of first-degree robbery. They were transported to the Lee County Jail, where they will be eligible for a $200,000 bond, authorities said.
At about 11 p.m. Thursday, Auburn police traveled to an apartment complex in the 100 block of E. University Drive to investigate a robbery that occurred at that location. The officers were told that two black males, one armed with a handgun, robbed two residents in the parking lot, according to the release.
The thieves took a cell phone and purse with a combined value of $500, authorities said.
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Within minutes of the call, an officer saw two individuals matching the suspect descriptions traveling in a vehicle in the area. The official initiated a traffic stop, identified the occupants as the robbers and took them into custody.
Police said they found the stolen cell phone near the area of the traffic stop and other items that linked the teens to the incident in vehicle.