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Tolleson high school students robbed while walking home, police say

The student victims involved were not injured, police said.

TOLLESON, Ariz. — A 17-year-old has been arrested after allegedly robbing two Tolleson Union High School students while they were walking home Monday, the Tolleson Police Department said. 

Police were called around 3:15 p.m. to the area of 96th Avenue and Pierce Street where the two male students said a gold-colored Altima with no license plate pulled up to them, brandished a revolver, and demanded their necklaces, shoes and wallets before fleeing the area in the vehicle. 

The suspects were described as three young Hispanic males, police said. 

A debit card from one of the students was used at a store a short time after the incident, police said. Officers were able to respond to the store to obtain information on the suspects. 

Police said one of those suspects was taken into custody Tuesday but did not release additional details. 

The student victims involved were not injured, police said.

A letter was sent home to parents from the school's principal notifying them of the incident.

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