An Athens teen was arrested on two felonies after trying to rob a woman in her car. She thought she was giving him and another teen a ride.
Juwan Allen, 18, was charged with robbery, possessing a weapon during the commission of a crime, and simple battery, according to an Athens-Clarke County Police media release.
His 13-year-old accomplice was charged with robbery and released to his mother.
The alleged crime happened around 8 p.m. on Feb. 16.
Here’s the entire police media release:
An officer met with Kia Lorraine Jackson of Athens at the entrance to Bethel Midtown Village on Hickman Dr. Jackson said around 2010 February 16 she was flagged down by two young males who asked for a ride.
Thinking they needed help, she gave them a ride. When they gave her multiple locations they wanted to go, she started to get nervous. She stopped at the entrance to Bethel Midtown Village. The male in the front seat grabbed her purse and attempted to reach inside. She grabbed the purse and pulled it back. A struggle ensued but she maintained control of her purse.
The male grabbed her by the arm and pushed her away. The males then exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Their descriptions were given to other officers and they were located at Clayton St and College Ave.
Jackson was transported to that location and identified them as the offenders. Juwan Allen, 18, Hawthorne Ave, was arrested and charged with Robbery, Simple Battery, and Possession of a Weapon During the Commission of a Crime. During a search of his person incident to the arrest, a pellet pistol was found in the waistband of his pants.
A 13-year male was taken into custody and charged with Robbery. Per the State Department of Juvenile Justice he was released in the custody of his mother. – prepared by Hilda Sorrow.