Police have arrested a juvenile on suspicion that the teen was involved in an armed robbery in Holladay, Utah last March. Authorities claim that two men walked into a jewelry store on Highland Drive March 13, 2012. Authorities say that the two wore ski masks to cover their faces. Investigators say that each of the suspects brandished guns and ordered everyone in the store to get on the ground.
Authorities arrested a 15-year-old April 8 in connection with the armed robbery allegations. The teen is not the first to face arrest in the case. Authorities claim that the two assailants in last year’s armed robbery fled from the store in a black sedan. Authorities reportedly located that car outside a residence in Murray, Utah.
Law enforcement arrested a 38-year-old woman at the residence, believing that she could be linked to the car at the time of the robbery. Initially, the woman was booked on suspicion of obstruction of justice charges, but no formal charges were ever filed, according to Deseret News.
The juvenile was taken to the Salt Lake Valley Detention Center after his arrest April 8. Authorities continue to investigate and a second male suspect in the alleged robbery has not been taken into custody.
When a juvenile faces charges, it is important for parents to consider the impact that the issue can have on a child’s future. Parents may not know much about the court system, and defending against a juvenile offense can be complex. When allegations rise to the level of such offenses as armed robbery, the punishments available under Utah law can be harsh. Some juvenile offenses may lead to a permanent record.
Source: Deseret News, “Teen arrested in year-old armed robbery,” McKenzie Romero, April 18, 2013