Police have arrested two suspects accused of robbing a boy in broad daylight on a busy Richmond Hill residential street at the end of last month.
Barshaan Morrison of Laurelton and Thomas Williamson of South Jamaica, both 17, were nabbed by police Feb. 7 and will face charges stemming from the robbery of a 12-year-old boy on 111th Street near Liberty Avenue on Jan. 31.
The boy was walking near 104-24 111 St. at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31 when Morrison and Williamson allegedly approached him from behind, pinned him up against a tree and demanded his phone. The victim complied and handed over his Samsung Galaxy phone and the alleged suspects fled. There were no reported injuries.
The suspects were caught on surveillance video walking behind the boy on 111th Street, past a bus stop where people were waiting and then, several minutes later, fleeing the scene toward Liberty Avenue, running past the same bus stop as a crowd of people line up to board a Q37 bus.
The suspects are charged with robbery and criminal possession of a weapon.