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Three Keeseville teens arrested for attempted armed robbery

— Three Keeseville teenagers were arrested Sunday, Dec. 9 for armed robbery after allegedly attempting to rob the Keeseville Mobil Station.

Dexter T. Nash, 16, of Keeseville, Kevin J. Archer, 19, of Keeseville, and a 12-year-old male juvenile were arrested without incident following the attempted robbery.

About 6:21 p.m., the New York State Police responded to an attempted armed robbery that occurred at the Mobile Station, 1736 Front St., according to a press release.

The investigation concluded that a male youth wearing a black hoodie, baseball cap and bandana entered the gas station and pointed a black pistol at the owner and demanded money.

The owner ducked behind the counter, and the suspect fled from the establishment. Shortly after the suspect fled, a subject entered the store and asked the owner of he was OK. The owner felt this subject was involved because he had a portable radio with him.

Three suspects were quickly identified by the responding troopers and taken into custody without incident. An air soft pistol and other evidence associated with the attempted robbery were recovered.

The male juvenile was charged with one count of second-degree attempted robbery, a class “D” felony, and one count of fourth degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class “A” misdemeanor. The juvenile was released to the custody of a guardian and will appear before Essex County Family Court at a later date.

Nash and Archer were charged with one count of second-degree attempted robbery, a class “D” felony and one count of endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor. Nash was arraigned before the Town of Chesterfield Court and committed to the Essex County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. Archer was arraigned before the Town of Chesterfield Court and committed to the Essex County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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