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Warren man tells police 17-year-old pointed gun at him, stole phone

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WARREN, Ohio -

A Warren man reported that his cell phone was stolen after an individual asked to use it to make a call.

According to police, a 19-year-old man was in the courtyard of his apartment complex on Vernon Street when a 17-year-old came up to ask if he could borrow his cell phone to call someone.

The 17-year-old told the 19-year-old that he was locked out of his apartment and his mother would not be home until 5:00 a.m.

According to the 19-year-old, the 17-year-old made at least four calls and then proceeded to pull a black 'nine' out of his waistband and pointed it at him. 

The victim stated that the 17-year-old said 'this is mine now,' referring to the cell phone and ran Southbound towards City Hall.

The 19-year-old victim told police that his girlfriend was tracking the phone, so they were able to locate where it was pinging off of. 

For awhile police reported that they were unable to locate the 17-year-old who allegedly stole the cell phone, but eventually a police officer did find him.
The 17-year-old was taken into custody after the cell phone began pining in the exact location of his whereabouts; however, police were still unable to locate the phone.

The 17-year-old suspect was then taken to the Warren Police Station where his legal guardian was able to pick him up.

The phone has still not been located, but police are investigating. 

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