Teens arrested in Queens robbery of 12-year-old

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Police have charged two Queens teens with robbery after they stole a cell phone from a 12-year-old.

Two 17-year-olds have been arrested for robbing a 12-year-old in South Richmond Hill last week, said police.

Barshaan Morrison and Thomas Williamson have been charged with robbery and criminal possession of a weapon.

On Thursday, January 31, at about 4:00 p.m., the suspects allegedly approached the victim from behind as he was walking on 111th Street near Liberty Avenue, pinned him up against a tree and demanded his phone. The victim complied and handed over his Samsung Galaxy, and the suspects fled.



  • Dr. Arthur Frederick Ide

    Hopefully, Barshaan Morrison and Thomas Williamson will be given the longest and strongest sentence possible. That two nearly-adult males would physically harm (pin against a tree) a child of 12 is not just mean but reflects on their own mental inadequacies–they are not fit to live in a civilized society, but incarcerated they might obtain competent psychiatric help.

    • Anonymous

      you are a white man just from ur silly comment we can tell you are white you think putting a young blk kid in jail is the answer to all but jail is the worse place one can go . these young men didnt do the crime. wht happen to everyone will be judged fairly .