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CRIME: 2 Boys Robbed at Gunpoint in Cockeysville

The robbers stole an iPhone 5 and cash.

Two boys were robbed by men carrying a silver revolver over the weekend in Cockeysville. 

The boys, ages 14 and 15, were approached by the two armed robbers wearing ski masks at about 2:30 a.m. at the intersection of Lakespring Way and Bosley Road. 

The men pulled a gun on the boys and demanded "everything they had," according to a police summary of the incident. 

The robbers stole an iPhone 5 with a black and blue case and a wallet with cash. 

The burglars were last seen fleeing toward Pepperwood Road. 

The two boys weren't the only ones robbed with a weapon in Cockeysville last week. But more on that later. 

Read the latest crime log for Cockeysville, Hunt Valley and North County. 

 

M. Sullivan January 07, 2013 at 08:47 PM
Not only that, but, do 15 year old kids really need $500 phones which are on the top of every petty thieves hit list? This sort of thing will only get worse until they bulldoze Apartmentland.
Nick DiMarco January 08, 2013 at 06:38 AM
@Other Tim - It's a segue to this story: http://patch.com/A-0SBV - which was published a little over an hour after the one above. For a little more of a clarification, every Monday I post the crime logs for both Hunt Valley-Cockeysville Patch and Lutherville-Timonium Patch. If there are more severe crimes to report (like children or store clerks being robbed), I break them out of the log itself and post them as separate stories so they won't be overlooked by my audience. Patch sites update multiple times a day and that line was meant as a reminder to check back with the site frequently. I hope that explains what kind of reporting I do. Thanks for reading! - Nick D
Harry Callahan January 08, 2013 at 03:42 PM
A 14 and 15 year old being out at 2:30 a.m. on any night tells me that they should actually be referred to as "thugs in training" and quite possibly "criminals who have not yet had their first arrest". Hey, they were probably "learning the trade" when they were, most likely, associating with the other thugs who "robbed" them. I would even be willing to guess that the iPhone 5 they were carrying was either (pick one or more): 1. freshly stolen from a vehicle break in, or 2. purchased with money gained by the sale of illegal drugs by either them or their "parents". I'm willing to bet you that these "at risk youths" were close associates of the "robbers" and this incident is now a "test" to determine if the thugs-in-training will become snitches-in-training and turn over on their older companions. It is common knowledge to the police that minors are used as "stooges" to commit crimes that the older thugs have trained and encouraged them to commit because as minors they will receive a slap on the wrist (make that a light tap on the wrist) before being released to their "concerned parents" for rehabilitation.
avp January 25, 2013 at 10:38 PM
That's a lot of assumptions there buddy.

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