Five teens are facing criminal charges following the attempted mugging of a Milford man on Saturday.
Milford police said two of the teens – 18-year-old Bridgeville resident Tyrell Williams and a 16-year-old boy from Milford –approached the 26-year-old victim in the 500 block of Southeast Second Street about 11 p.m. and asked for money.
When the man refused, the teens reportedly brandished gas-powered pellet guns and threatened to kill the victim if he did not turn over any money.
The victim managed to escape and later told police he believed the pellet guns were real firearms.
Milford Police Department spokesman Detective Dwight Young said officers found Williams, the 16-year-old and three other teens – ages 13, 14 and 15 – walking a few blocks from where the attempted mugging had occurred.
All five of the teens refused to stop or comply with officers’ orders but were eventually subdued and taken into custody, Young said.
Williams and the 16-year-old each are charged with attempted armed robbery, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, conspiracy, terroristic threatening and resisting arrest.
Williams is being held at the Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown in default of a $12,250 secured bond, while the 16-year-old was released to the custody of his parents on an equal bond amount.
The other three teens each were charged with one count of resisting arrest and later released to the custody of their respective parents and/or guardians, Young said.