WEST COVINA — Police arrested a teenage boy Thursday after he robbed another teen of his cell phone on Vincent Avenue, authorities said.
A teenage boy was walking along Vincent Avenue near the 10 Freeway about 3:35 p.m. when he was approached by another teen who demanded his cell phone, West Covina police Lt. Tommy Garcia said.
“(The robber) told (the victim) he had a gun and would shoot him if he didn’t give it to him,” Garcia said.
The young victim handed over his cell phone, and the robber fled northbound on Vincent Avenue before cutting through Vincent Avenue Elementary School, police said.
Police spotted the young suspect as he emerged from the school and arrested him, Garcia said. He was booked on suspicion of robbery.
Because of the age of the suspect, his name was not released.