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Boy, 15, held for 9 robberies
A 15-year-old boy was being questioned by the police this morning in connection with nine robberies in Arouca.
Police said the teenager from Maloney, and his accomplice, robbed their victims in Trincity.
Information led officers of the Arouca CID and Northern Division Task Force to Boodoo Street where they intercepted a white Mazda Familia wagon.
There was an exchange of gunfire and one of the suspects fled.
Detectives said the suspect was known to the police.
Ten cell phones, jewelry and a quantity of cash were recovered from the vehicle.
Investigations are ongoing.