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NIAGARA FALLS – A 16-year-old was charged by Falls police on Monday for his role in a gunpoint robbery from last week.

The Linwood Avenue teen was charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree gang assault, grand larceny and second-degree menacing on Monday.

Three men told police that they were robbed in the 1600 block of Willow Avenue after they left a convenience store just before 10 p.m. this past Thursday. The men said three men ordered them to their knees at gunpoint and demanded that they empty their pockets. The victims said when they tried to run away they were pistol-whipped and punched.