Playground Assault & Robbery Lands Two Teens Behind Bars
Utica, NY (WIBX) - The robbery investigation that started last Wednesday following an assault at Lincoln Park in Utica has landed two teens behind bars. Utica police say they arrested Monquest Stokely of Sunset Avenue, and Justice Hill of Watson Place--both 17-years-old--and charged them with 1st Degree Robbery.
They're accused of being part of a group of 5 to 6 males who used a knife to assault a juvenile at the skateboard park. Police say the gang pinned the victim down, held a knife to his shoulder and made off with the $80 snatched from his pocket. The investigation is ongoing and more arrests could follow.