Crime

LaGrange teen robbed at gunpoint near Callaway Memorial Tower

A 17-year-old said he was robbed by two individuals Sunday afternoon near the Callaway Memorial Tower on Fourth Avenue, according to a press release from the LaGrange Police Department.

Authorities said they were called to Murphy Avenue around 5:19 p.m. Sunday to meet with the victim about a delayed report of an armed robbery.

The victim told police that he was walking near the Callaway Memorial Tower at 4:30 p.m. Sunday when he was robbed at gunpoint by two men that he knew. He said they stole items from his pockets before fleeing on foot.

He gave police the name of the two suspects, but authorities have yet to issue warrants for their arrest.

Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to call the LaGrange Police Department at 706 883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706 812-1000.

Sarah Robinson: 706-571-8622, @sarahR_92

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