Another teen facing robbery charges in Montgomery

Updated: Dec. 14, 2017 at 11:47 AM CST
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Another teen is facing charges after victims who believed they were meeting about property being sold online were robbed, according to the Montgomery Police Department.

Capt. Regina Duckett says Robert Deshawn Anderson, 17, is charged with four counts of robbery first degree and third-degree theft of property.

Duckett says the charges are related to two separate robberies. The first occurred on Nov. 11 in the 3100 block of Virginia Loop Road and the second on Dec. 6 in the 4000 block of Amesbury Drive.

During the incidents, Duckett says the victims were not injured.

An investigation determined that the victims had set up plans to meet an individual who was offering property for sale online. After meeting the suspect, each victim was robbed. The suspect was later identified as Anderson, Duckett says.

Anderson was taken into custody on Wednesday by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and transported to the Montgomery County Detention Facility under a $160,000 bond.

MPD reminds citizens to use the public internet exchange purchase locations when arranging to meet individuals in person to complete purchases arranged online. The locations are in front of MPD, 320 N. Ripley St., and outside DPS SouthCentral, 2905 E. South Blvd.

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