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Superior teens charged in armed robbery

Two Superior teens accused of taking part in a residential armed robbery to score marijuana remained in custody at the Douglas County Jail on Thursday.

Two Superior teens accused of taking part in a residential armed robbery to score marijuana remained in custody at the Douglas County Jail on Thursday.

Seth Michael Frank, 17, faces felony armed robbery and armed burglary charges in Douglas County Circuit Court. T'Quan Charles Moore, 17, faces charges of party to armed robbery, party to armed burglary, both felonies, and misdemeanor bail jumping.

According to the criminal complaints:

Frank and Moore went to the victim's house March 26 in downtown Superior to buy marijuana. The victim wouldn't sell them any and shut the door. Frank later kicked in the door, wearing a bandana and holding a firearm attached to his body with a sling. He grabbed a clear plastic bag of marijuana and ran out the residence.

Officers found a rifle matching the description of the firearm used in the robbery at the home of Frank's relative, along with a pair of work boots.

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One of the sets of footprints on the ground outside the victim's door were consistent with work boots; the other appeared to be from athletic shoes and were consistent with a pair of Nike Air Force One tennis shoes belonging to Moore.

Frank allegedly admitted to Detective Chris Moe that he robbed his drug dealer for marijuana. He said when the victim wouldn't sell him any, he went to his relative's house and took their rifle. Frank returned to the victim's house, kicked in the door, pointed the gun at the residents, took marijuana and fled.

Moore allegedly told Moe he was standing next to Frank during the robbery.

Armed robbery carries a maximum penalty of 40 years imprisonment and a $100,000 fine. Armed burglary carries a maximum penalty of 15 years imprisonment and a $50,000 fine.

Moore made an initial appearance in court Monday. Frank waived a preliminary hearing Wednesday. A $10,000 cash bond was set for each of the teens, and they were ordered to have no contact with the victims or their residence, and not use or possess a dangerous weapon. Moore's next appearance was set for April 12; Frank's for April 19.

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