UPDATE: Nevada City armed robbery suspect turns self in | TheUnion.com

UPDATE: Nevada City armed robbery suspect turns self in

A 14-year-old boy has turned himself in to Nevada City police in connection with an armed robbery Saturday, authorities said.

Nevada City Police Lt. Paul Rohde said the boy, who is from out of the area, confided in someone who convinced him to admit to the crime. The boy was cited on the robbery charge and released.

A man called 911 after 4 p.m. Saturday to report an armed robbery with a handgun, according to dispatch reports.

A couple was walking with their dog in the 100 block of North Pine Street when a young man walked up behind them and demanded they give him their camera, the police department said in a Facebook press release. The man was holding a black pistol, the post stated.

The suspect took the camera, a Canon Rebel, and ran up the street toward the courthouse, according to the release and dispatch reports.

The victims were not injured, dispatch reports stated.

The camera was recovered and will be returned to the victims, Rohde said. He added it was not clear whether the boy used a real weapon or a replica, and that remains under investigation.

Contact reporter Liz Kellar at 530-477-4236 or by email at lizk@theunion.com.

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