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Teen brothers charged with armed robbery, one with rape

POUGHKEEPSIE – Two brothers from the City of Poughkeepsie have been arrested in connection with six armed robberies in the upper north area of the city since the beginning of November. In each case, the assaults included two male suspects.

On November 23, a 13-year-old girl reported being sexually assaulted by three males, one of who had a gun. Following an investigation, City Police arrested the brothers, ages 17 and 15. Each was charged with armed robbery and the younger one was charged with forcible rape.

The 17-year-old was sent to the Dutchess County Jail. The younger brother is in a secure juvenile detention facility.

A handgun was recovered during the investigation.

Police continue to investigate the case and are asking anyone with information about the crimes to call them at 845-451-7577.

 


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