Two men were robbed by teenagers after leaving the Regal Cinemas on Tom Hill Sr. Boulevard about 9:40 p.m. Saturday, a Bibb County sheriff’s report stated.
The two men were leaving when they were confronted by about a dozen youths between the ages of 16 and 18. One of the men attempted to run, but several of the youths caught up with him and shoved him around. One of the youths held up a mesh bag and told the men he had a gun inside.
One of the victims told deputies he felt someone remove his phone from his back pocket. The teens then fled toward Tom Hill Sr. Boulevard.
Searching the area, deputies found Keonte Hollingshed, 17, of Swan Drive, at the Circle K on Northside Drive carrying the same mesh book bag. Hollingshed told deputies that Troy Trotman, 18, of Northside Drive, took the phone.
The two victims identified Hollingshed but couldn’t make a positive ID on Trotman, the report stated.
Trotman was charged with robbery by sudden snatching, while Hollingshed was charged with simple battery.