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Teens Arrested In New Bedford 'Bear Hug' Robbery

NEW BEDFORD (CBS) -- Two teenage boys have been arrested in a New Bedford robbery that was caught on camera.

New Bedford police released video of the Sunday afternoon robbery, where a 66-year-old man was walking in the area of County and Rivet streets when he was grabbed from behind.

A person is seen putting the victim in a bear hug before reaching into the man's pocket and taking cash, police said.

According to police, the suspect and a second man who was with him ran away from the scene towards Purchase and River streets. Neither of them spoke during the robbery, police said.

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On Wednesday, police arrested a 14-year-old male, who they say was the one assaulting the victim, at the Whaling City Alternative School. A 16-year-old male was arrested at his home later in the day, police said.

Bother were arraigned Thursday morning in New Bedford Juvenile court, charged with unarmed robbery of a person over 60 years of age.


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