Teens facing auto theft, attempted robbery charges


Two Seymour teens face charges of auto theft and attempted robbery in connection with separate incidents that took place earlier this week at convenience stores on the city’s north side.

The attempted robbery charge, a Level 5 felony, stems from an incident reported at 1 a.m. Tuesday at Circle K, 719 N. Ewing St.

The 16-year-old and 17-year-old were arrested a short time after they entered the store and demanded money, Police Chief Bill Abbott said. That incident was initially investigated by Sgt. Mike Cooper.

One was wearing a hoodie sweater pulled tight around his face, and the other was wearing a dark ball cap and dark sunglasses, he said.

The two threatened to shoot the employees if they didn’t comply with the request for money, but police don’t believe either possessed a gun, and no gun was displayed during the incident, Abbott said.

After arguing with the employees, the two left without any money.

Abbott said police followed footprints and tire tracks in the snow to locate the two, and the pair also matched a description of two males that stole a vehicle from the same Circle K on Monday.

The pair was found with the vehicle and arrested. They were wearing the same clothing as the youths who attempted to rob Circle K.

“When combined with the evidence at the scene and the video of the car being stolen, we were able to match them to both scenes,” Abbott said.

He said both teens were listed as runaways, but only the 16-year-old could be charged with that crime under state statute.

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