Two arrested on robbery charges after pot deal goes wrong

Posted April 20, 2013, at 5:39 p.m.

GREENBUSH, Maine — A 19-year-old Greenbush man and a 17-year-old man from the Washington County township of Brookton were arrest Friday night on robbery charges after they alleged robbed a juvenile male of his marijuana, cellphone and cash.

Arrested were Andrew Kozerow of Greenbush and a juvenile whose name was withheld because of his age, Trooper Christopher Hashey of the Maine State Police said late Friday night.

Hashey said that Kozerow was taken to Penobscot County Jail, where he remained Friday night. It was not yet clear if the juvenile would be released to his parents or if he would be taken to Mountainview Youth Development Center in Charleston.

Hashey said that the robbery took place about 7:30 p.m. on French Settlement Road in Milford.

Hashey said that Kozerow was driving an SUV when he picked up the victim, from whom he was supposedly going to purchase marijuana. He then picked up the juvenile suspect, who got into the vehicle’s back seat.

The juvenile suspect allegedly put a rope around the victim’s neck and then he and Kozerow relieved him of his marijuana, cellphone and $50 cash and left him at the roadside.

The victim then walked home and reported what had occurred to his father, who called the police, Hashey said.

The two suspects were arrested at Kozerow’s residence on East Ridge Road in Greenbush, the trooper said.

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