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16-year-old arrested for Annapolis armed robbery

Posted at 10:10 AM, Jul 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-30 10:10:04-04

A 16-year-old was arrested for his role in an Annapolis armed robbery, Annapolis Police said.

Police said three adults were sitting in a parked car in the 500 block of South Cherry Grove Avenue at about 1:05 a.m. on Saturday when 16-year-old Jariq Downs knocked on the window. One of the adults rolled down the window, at which point Downs pointed a handgun at the car's occupants and ordered them out of the vehicle, police said.

A second gunman appeared and demanded the wallets and money of the three adults. After taking the car occupants' valuables the gunmen fled on foot. 

Detectives were later able to identify Downs as the first person to approach the car. 

At 9:20 p.m. Saturday, police found and arrested Downs in the 1100 block of Madison Street. Downs was charged as an adult with 17 criminal counts tied to the armed robbery. He is being held without bond at the Jennifer Road Detention Center. 

Detectives ask anyone with additional information about the robbery to contact 410-260-3439.