Teen gets probation in delivery food robbery

July 30, 1997


Staff Writer

A third teen implicated in the May 1 robbery and assault of a Chinese food delivery worker was placed on indefinite probation Wednesday by Washington County Circuit Judge John H. McDowell.

Prosecution and defense attorneys agreed that the 15-year-old boy was the least involved in the crime and didn't need to be removed from his home.

"I should have walked away,'' the boy told McDowell.

The judge ordered him to attend school regularly and to perform 150 hours of community service.

The two boys who participated more actively in the robbery were committed to the Victor Cullen School on July 2.

All three boys were charged with attempted robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, theft and second-degree assault.

The 17-year-old victim, Jian Hong Jiang, told police he was delivering more than $100 worth of food from China Gourmet restaurant in the Ames Shopping Center.


When he arrived in the 1100 block of West Church Street at 9 p.m., two juveniles punched him in the face, took the food and ran to the third teen's location.

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