Monday, July 28, 2014

Teens arrested in robbery

By DOUG CARDER, Herald Senior Writer | 7/15/2013

Three teenagers have been arrested in connection with the assault and robbery of a 57-year-old Ottawa man late Thursday night in a restaurant parking lot.

An employee of China Palace, 910 S. Main St., Ottawa, told Ottawa police about 11 p.m. Thursday that he was attacked after leaving the closed restaurant, police said.

Three teenagers have been arrested in connection with the assault and robbery of a 57-year-old Ottawa man late Thursday night in a restaurant parking lot.

An employee of China Palace, 910 S. Main St., Ottawa, told Ottawa police about 11 p.m. Thursday that he was attacked after leaving the closed restaurant, police said.

The man, who said he did not see his attacker, suffered minor injuries and was transported to Ransom Memorial Hospital, 1301 S. Main St., Ottawa, where he was treated and released, a police report said.

Robbers took an undisclosed amount of money, an iPad, a man’s brown wallet and a black attache-style bag from the injured man, according to the police report.

Ottawa police detectives and officers developed leads about multiple suspects, and the department’s Special Tactics and Rescue Team served a search warrant about 8:30 p.m. Friday in the 300 block of South Walnut Street and a second search warrant about 1 p.m. Saturday in the 600 block of South Hickory Street, Capt. Adam Weingartner, with the Ottawa Police Department, said in a news release.

Evidence and items taken during the robbery were recovered from both Ottawa residences, Weingartner said.

During the search of the two homes, police arrested Terry Gibson, 18, Ottawa, on suspicion of aggravated robbery, aggravated battery and theft, police said. On Monday, Gibson remained in the Franklin County Adult Detention Center, 305 S. Main St., Ottawa, awaiting a court appearance.

Police also arrested a 17-year-old Ottawa boy on suspicion of aggravated robbery, aggravated battery and theft, and a 17-year-old Ottawa girl on suspicion of aggravated robbery and theft, police said. The two 17-year-olds were being held Monday in the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center, 226 S. Beech St, Ottawa, awaiting court appearances.

During the searches, police also arrested a 17-year-old Ottawa boy on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

Additional details about the case were not available Monday from the police department.

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