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July 17. 2013 3:12PM

Teen ambushed, robbed and pistol whipped in city alley Tuesday


ALEXANDER CUMMINGS 

MANCHESTER — Police are looking for the second of two gunmen who allegedly ambushed, robbed and pistol-whipped a 17-year-old teenager while he was being driven to the store by a friend Tuesday night.

Jovan Callaghan of Spruce Street accepted a ride from a friend he thought was driving him to the store, police said.

The driver instead quickly pulled into an alley and stopped the car, police said. Two gunmen walked up, pointed their weapons at the teenage passenger and robbed him of cash and an iPhone, police allege. One of the robbers then struck Callaghan in the face with the butt of his handgun. The two ran.

Callaghan got out of the car and walked home, police said. Police met with Callaghan about 11:45 p.m. about the reported robbery.

One of the gunman is identified as Alexander Cummings, 17, of 82 W. Hillcrest Ave., Manchester, police said. Police arrested Cummings about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday at McDonald's at 196 S. Willow St. Police detained Cummings and located a loaded handgun in the men's bathroom where they believe Cummings stashed it just before they arrived, police said.

Cummings was arrested and charged with first-degree assault and robbery. He could enter no plea to the felony charges at his arraignment Wednesday in 9th Circuit Court, Manchester District Division, so a probable cause hearing was set for July 31.

A police prosecutor said a prior armed robbery charge against Cummings has been bound over to the Hillsborough County North Grand Jury.
Bail on the new charges was set at $25,000 cash/surety, with conditions barring contact with the alleged victim.

The second robbery suspect is described as a black male with light skin, about 5-foot-7, thin build. He was last seen wearing shorts and had a red shirt covering his face.

Police also are trying to locate the driver of the car.


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