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Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 02/14/2011

Teens rob man, witnesses give chase: Police

By Allison Klein
Allison Klein

Two teens who robbed and beat a 59-year-old man and tried to run away were chased and stopped by bystanders who saw the crime, Anne Arundel County police said Monday.

The incident happened just after noon on Saturday near Hammonds Ferry and Shipley roads in Linthicum, police said. The teens walked up to the victim and hit him on the back of the head, causing him to fall down, police said.

West. (Anne Arundel Police)

The teens then kicked and punched him and stole his valuables, according to police.

As they ran off, witnesses followed them and helped police catch them, officials said.

The victim was taken to an area hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Arrested was a 15-year-old from Halethorpe who was charged as a juvenile, and Dana Patrick West, 19, of the 4100 block of McDowell Lane in Halethorpe. Both were charged with attempted murder, robbery, first-degree assault and related offenses.

By Allison Klein  | February 14, 2011; 11:12 AM ET
Categories:  Allison Klein, Anne Arundel, Robbery  
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I wonder if they will charge the 19 year old with corruption of a minor since, in theory anyway, he's an adult?
The 15 year old's attorney should just say it was the older guy's idea and the 15 year old just went along with it.

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | February 14, 2011 12:43 PM | Report abuse

I hope West spend the rest of his life taking it in the A. S. S.

Posted by: jeffc6578 | February 14, 2011 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Damn illegals

Posted by: paliceag | February 14, 2011 12:52 PM | Report abuse

Whatever happened to shame? Whatever happened to respecting older folk? Hope you drop the soap often West you punka*s!

Posted by: UnknownHenson | February 14, 2011 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Ugly SOB.

Posted by: jab00 | February 14, 2011 1:23 PM | Report abuse

The parents need tobe found and repremanded.

Posted by: ggant | February 14, 2011 2:00 PM | Report abuse

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