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Teen takes 14-year-old boy’s bicycle at gunpoint outside Cleveland’s Thurgood Marshall rec center

September 19, 2018

Teen takes 14-year-old boy’s bicycle at gunpoint outside Cleveland’s Thurgood Marshall rec center

CLEVELAND, Ohio – An unidentified teen took a 14-year-old boy’s bicycle at gunpoint Tuesday on the basketball courts outside Cleveland’s Thurgood Marshall Recreation Center, according to a police report.

The boy was not hurt in the robbery, which happened about 8 p.m. outside the recreation center on Hough Avenue at East 86th Street.

No arrests have been made in the case, police reports say.

Two teens, each about 18 years old, approached the boy on the basketball courts. One of the teens asked to buy the boy’s bicycle, but the boy refused.

The teen then pulled two handguns out of his coat pockets, police reports say. He said “I’m gonna need this” before he grabbed the bicycle and walked away with it.

The teen fired a single gunshot into the air as he left, police reports say.

The boy told his mother about the robbery before they called police to report the incident.

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