Two accused in North York armed robbery
Two people, one a 15-year-old, are accused in an armed robbery that occurred in North York earlier this year, according to police.
Nysire Marquise Jamison, 20, and Deric Tyler Hughes, 15, were involved in a robbery in which a phone, phone chargers and cash were taken, court documents state.
Police say Hughes initially denied being involved in the robbery but later asked a question that implicated him in the act.
Jamison, of the 800 block of Cedar Village Drive, Manchester, is charged with robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, theft and receiving stolen property. Hughes, of the 600 block of North State Street, faces the same charges.
Robbery: Northern York County Regional Police say two people were in the area of East Sixth Avenue and Court Alley about 11:30 p.m. April 8, when Jamison and Hughes approached them and robbed them at gunpoint.
Jamison pointed a black handgun at them and said "run your pockets, young bulls," and the two handed over two phone chargers, a Samsung Galaxy S6 cellphone and $10, court documents state.
Hughes was on a bike during the robbery, according to police, who say the two fled south on Court Alley after the robbery.
Video surveillance showed the man with the gun wearing a coat that Jamison was known to wear, and the bike being used by the other person looked like one Hughes has used in the past, police said.
Investigation: In June, police discovered that the cellphone had been sold by Hughes, and police tried on multiple occasions to speak with him, documents state.
Police spoke with Hughes and his guardians Oct. 19, and he denied any involvement in the robbery, officials said.
"During the course of the interview Hughes asked how he could be identified if the person on the bike never got close enough to the people being robbed while the guy with the gun was the one who approached the victims," Detective William Haller wrote in charging documents.
Haller also wrote that that information was never given to Hughes — but was actually what happened.
He then called Hughes out on that, and Hughes began backtracking, saying he was talking about something else, police said,
Charges were filed Nov. 15 for Jamison, and he was arraigned on them Wednesday, Dec. 20.
Jamison is in York County Prison on firearms charges and a probation detainer, according to the prison.
Charges for Hughes were filed Tuesday, and he has not yet been arraigned on them.
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