Two minors charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon Sunday

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SALISBURY, N.C. —

Salisbury Police responded to an armed robbery around South Fulton and W. Innes Street on Sunday morning.

Mason Whitaker was walking to meet his brother, Benton, at a friend's house when he was approached by two males who demanded his cellphone.

One suspect grabbed his arm to take the one, and told the other to punch Mason Whitaker and steal it.

Benton Whitaker heard the assault happening through the phone and ran from the friend's house to where the robbery was taking place. When the brother arrived, he started yelling that he was calling the police and they had better leave.

One of the suspects told the other to give him his gun that he was going to kill them. The suspect then walked to the other and took something from him and started to point it. The two victims then ran and called the police.

The suspects were quickly taken into custody by Salisbury Police in the 900 block of W Horah St.

Police have identified the suspects as Tykilius A. Whisonant, 16, and Demmauelle T. Fincher, 16, of Salisbury.

Both were charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon. They were placed in the RC Detention Center under a $25,000 bond.