Wilson police investigate armed robbery


WILSON BOROUGH, Pa. - A 16-year-old was robbed by two other teens while trying to purchase a pistol, the Wilson Borough Police Department said in a news release.

The Wilson Borough resident reported the armed robbery to police on Tuesday.

The 16-year-old said he had made arrangements with two 17-year-old boys from Monroe County to purchase a pistol for $400, police said.

The exchange was supposed to happen at North 17th Street and Wood Avenue in Wilson Borough. The two boys robbed the 16-year-old at gunpoint of his cash, police said.

The victim was not injured.

Both boys were detained at the Northampton County Juvenile Detention Center for violating conditions of their probation for previous charges. A probation officer searched the home of one of the boys and found the firearms used in the robbery, police said.

The boys admitted their involvement in the armed robbery, police said. The boys are being detained at the detention center until charges can be filed. 

The 16-year-old's role in the incident is being investigated.