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2 minors arrested in recycling robbery

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Two underage boys were arrested this week for attempted robbery after authorities said they drew a fake handgun on employees of a Madera recycling center.

The Hispanic boys, ages 14 and 17, were caught shortly after officers responded to the call from Velocity Iron & Metal Recycling’s location at Bethard Square Shopping Center around 5:15 p.m. Monday.

Witnesses saw the two boys approach employees of the company, pull a handgun on them, and take more than $200 before they ran down an alley on I Street, Madera Police said.

Detective Sgt. Robert Salas of the Madera Police Department said witness help was crucial to the quick arrest of the two boys...


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