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Police arrest three in connection with residential armed robbery

Three men were arrested Saturday in connection with an armed robbery at a Superior residence Saturday.

Superior police were called to 1613½ N. 23rd St. around 8:50 p.m. Saturday on a report of robbery by gunpoint.

According to a news release issued by the Superior Police Department:

The victims reported they were at the residence when an adult friend texted, asking if he could stop by. The friend arrived with two other males, an adult know to the victims and a juvenile not known by the victims.

After five or 10 minutes, the unknown juvenile pulled out what they described as a small black colored semi- automatic handgun and held it to the head of one of the victims. At that point the juvenile struck the victim on the back of the head with the pistol. It was then that the mutual friend that originally texted to stop by, began collecting the victims’ wallets, some X Box games, an X Box gaming system and their tennis shoes before fleeing the apartment.

Officers started to gather information that evening. A location was identified where two of the suspects were possibly located in the 1200 block of Tower Avenue. As a perimeter was being set up, a vehicle arrived at the rear of the building and a female and one adult male suspect were taken into custody as it was believed they were involved in the incident.

Officers also made contact at the apartment where a second suspect was believed to be. They were allowed into the apartment by the renter and encountered the second adult suspect. He was taken into custody at that time.

The men arrested were from Superior, ages 19 and 20.

Officers conducted interviews of the suspects and a search of the apartment was also done. A black semi-automatic air pistol was located during that search.

The 16-year-old juvenile male suspect was located Monday afternoon and taken into custody by officers.

It appears that all involved but the juvenile male were known to each other, which helped in a quick resolution to this incident, said Superior Investigations Sgt. Derrick Hughes.