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Man robbed during pot deal in Westlake

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BB Gun (Source: Westlake Police) BB Gun (Source: Westlake Police)
WESTLAKE, OH (WOIO) -

A 19-year-old North Ridgeville man was robbed while purchasing pot in Westlake.

It happened just before 9 p.m. Monday in a public parking garage on Vine Street.

The victim told police he met an acquaintance to buy marijuana. The 19-year-old acquaintance produced a handgun (later found to be a BB gun) and robbed him of cash.

The 19-year-old suspect was accompanied by a 17-year-old Westlake boy, as well as a 19-year-old and 20-year-old from Westlake.

All of the suspects were arrested later that evening at their own or other residences in Westlake. Some of the cash was recovered, as was the BB gun.

The juvenile has been transferred to the County Detention Home; the adult suspects are currently in the Westlake City Jail awaiting review of the case by the County Prosecutor.

All suspects face recommended charges of robbery and possession of criminal tools.

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