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Police Search For Armed Man Who Robbed 3 Teens In Manhattan Beach

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textalerts180 Police Search For Armed Man Who Robbed 3 Teens In Manhattan Beach

MANHATTAN BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Police are searching for a man who robbed three teens at gunpoint in Manhattan Beach Thursday afternoon.

The 14-year-olds were walking in the 600 block of Peck Avenue when the suspect confronted them as they passed Sixth Street around 2:10 p.m., according to Sgt. Paul Ford of the Manhattan Beach Police Department.

“(The suspect) exposed the handle of what appeared to be a handgun and demanded their cell phones and money. Fearing for their safety, each of the victims handed over their cell phones and money,” said Ford.

The culprit then ordered the victims to walk away as he fled on Peck toward Eighth Street.

Authorities described the suspect as black, approximately 27 to 35 years old, 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall, 210 to 230 pounds, with short dark hair on his chin, a muscular build and tattoos on his arms.

He was wearing a light gray T-shirt with “ARMY” written in dark gray lettering on the front, along with gray sweatpants.

(©2013 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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