June 18, 2018
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3 arrested in connection with gunpoint robbery in South Portland

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Three people, including two juveniles, were arrested in connection with an armed robbery that occurred on Saturday night, police said.

Two teenage boys, whose ages and names were not disclosed, are facing a robbery charge while Devon Grant, 18, of Westbrook is accused of trafficking in dangerous knives, according to South Portland police Sgt. Steven Webster.

The events leading to the arrests began at 6 p.m. Saturday, Webster said, when two teenage girls reported being robbed at gunpoint in the city’s Brickhill neighborhood.

Items stolen included pocketbooks, a clutch and other personal items, the sergeant said.

An intensive investigation led to multiple police interviews and execution of four search warrants on homes, a vehicle and cellphones, the first of which resulted in the arrest of Grant in his hometown.

The juveniles were eventually located at a residence in Auburn and arrested, Webster said. The teens, both transients, have ties to the Portland area.

Grant is being held at the Cumberland County Jail and the teens at Long Creek Juvenile Correctional Facility. More arrests are expected as the case remains under investigation.

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