2 juveniles arrested after robbery reports

Two juveniles were arrested over the weekend after Mankato police received three separate robbery reports.

The first report came at about 11:45 a.m. Saturday from the Mankato Walmart.

Less than two hours later, at 1:07 p.m., police received a second report of a robbery, this time at the River Hills Mall.  Police say the suspects’ description in that robbery matched the first.

A third robbery was reported about an hour later, again at Walmart.

Police obtained more information following the third robbery and arrested two suspects shortly thereafter.

A 16-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy were detained and are currently in custody at the Carver County Juvenile Detention Center.  A police spokesman said the juveniles face charges of 1st-degree robbery,  simple robbery, 5th-degree assault, and damage to property.

Police say no weapon was used, and the juveniles were taking cell phones from people.

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