11-year-old arrested for punching man and his stealing bike in Syracuse

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An 11-year-old male was arrested on Saturday after police say he stole a bike on the north side.  

Syracuse Police spoke with a 68-year-old man who reported he had been robbed by a juvenile male around 12:30 p.m. 

According to police, the victim said that he had been walking his bike on the 200 block of Cleveland Ave. when he was approached by the suspect. 

Police say the victim continued walking but the suspect followed him and grabbed the bicycle. When the man resisted, the suspect punched him in the head causing him to fall to the ground. Police say that’s when the suspect left with the bicycle.   

Police located the victim’s bicycle and an 11-year-old boy who matched the suspect description in the 100 block of Griffith Street.  

The boy was arrested for robbery and was released to his parent on a Juvenile Appearance Ticket.   

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