7 Tuscaloosa teens charged in robbery case


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Seven Tuscaloosa teenagers accused of participating in a robbery are facing criminal charges.

Tuscaloosa Police said the arrests are connected to Tuesday night's robbery of a salesman near Kaulton Park.

All were arrested on Wednesday and placed in a juvenile detention facility.

Six were charged with robbery -- a seventh youth was charged with receiving stolen property. 16-year-old Jordan Owens was charged as an adult. He was released from jail on $50,000 bond.

Police accused Owens of holding the 39-year-old victim at gunpoint while the other teens took clothing and shoes from a vehicle.

Police said additional arrests are possible.

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