Man charged in armed robbery of 16-year-old boy in Parma, police say

February 27, 2019

Man charged in armed robbery of 16-year-old boy in Parma, police say

PARMA, Ohio -- A Richmond Heights man is accused of robbing a 16-year-old boy of his cellphone at gunpoint in Parma, police say.

Thomas Armani Harris-Mosby, 19, is charged with aggravated robbery in the Friday incident on North Linden Lane near Martin Drive, according to a police report.

Harris-Mosby is being held on a $100,000 bond, court records show. Records do not say when he will appear next in Parma Municipal Court.

The 16-year-old boy reported a man robbed him outside his home. The robber then ran to a waiting car, which an accomplice drove away, the police report says.

The boy ran into the home and told his family he was robbed. He and family members drove after the robber’s car as they called police.

The boy’s brother gave police the license plate number of the white Kia Optima the robber was traveling in, police reports say.

Both Parma and Parma Heights police were notified as the Kia headed into Parma Heights, Parma police Sgt. Dan Ciryak said.

The Kia’s driver dropped Harris-Mosby off near Big Creek Parkway, then drove away, Ciryak said. Police have not yet found the driver.

Officers searched the area and found Harris-Mosby, who was taken into custody. Neighbors aided police by alerting officers to a man running through their yards, Ciryak said.

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