Teen arrested after attempted armed robbery in Warner Robins

A juvenile is in custody after an attempted armed robbery at the Family Dollar store at 1861 Watson Blvd. in Warner Robins.

Police officials said the boy, a 16-year-old Perry resident, entered the store about 8:30 p.m. Monday, held a knife to the clerk and threatened to kill her. He fled without any merchandise or money.

Because he was underage, officials aren’t releasing his name.

Officials said an officer spotted the teen a short time later.

After a short foot chase, the teen was taken into custody without incident at All Saints Episcopal Church at 1708 Watson Blvd.

He is charged with criminal attempted armed robbery, aggravated assault, terroristic threats, obstruction of an officer and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime. He is being held at the Crisp County Youth Detention Center pending a preliminary hearing.