Teen charged in gunpoint mugging

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CITY OF ONEIDA — A Madison County teenager has been charged with mugging a man Sunday night. The search remains ongoing for his accomplice.

Police said the 16-year-old, whose identity was not released due to his young age, and another person robbed a man at gunpoint at about 9 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of William and East Railroad streets. Police said the pair stole cash off the victim after they approached him on the street.

The handgun has since been recovered and authorities said it is a BB gun.

Following an investigation, police said they identified the teen and he was taken into custody Tuesday morning. The teen is charged with one count each of second-degree robbery, second-degree menacing and fourth-degree possession of a weapon, police stated. He was arraigned in City Court and was sent to county jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond. He is scheduled to reappear in court.

Police said the investigation is continuing and more arrests are expected.

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