A local 16-year-old youth was held on robbery charges after he allegedly stole a cell phone from a woman exiting her vehicle in the parking lot of the Southington Library.
Police responded to the call on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 6:30 p.m. According to police, the female victim was exiting her car in the parking lot when the male suspect approached her, asking if he could use her phone. Before the victim could answer, the youth forcibly grabbed the phone and ran off.
The victim was not injured during the incident.
According to a police press release, the suspect was found getting into a vehicle in the parking lot of Derynoski School, which is across the street from the library. The suspect was found in possession of the phone and was identified by the victim.
The suspect was charged with third degree robbery and fifth degree larceny. He was referred to juvenile court with a Nov. 5 appearance date.