NIAGARA FALLS – A city teen was named as a co-defendant in an attempted armed robbery from last month on Pine Avenue.
The 17-year-old Portage Road boy was arrested on a warrant just before midnight Monday on Cedar Avenue on charges of first- and second-degree attempted robbery in connection with an incident on the 800 block of Pine on Nov. 18, city police reported.
A co-defendant, also 17, of Niagara Avenue, was picked up and charged at the scene.
The 37-year-old victim told police that the two teens in hoodies approached him on the street and asked for a cigarette, then threatened to “run through his pockets” if he refused. He said one of the teens grabbed his walking stick, swinging it and hitting him in the left arm. Both ran from the scene when they saw an approaching patrol car, according to the victim. The Niagara Street defendant was found walking on the street and identified by the victim. He told police that he was not the leader in the attack, just the lookout.