2 teens arrested in Facebook-related robbery

17-year old robbed meeting girl he was talking to on Facebook


GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. – Police have arrested a 14-year-old and a 16-year-old in the armed robbery of a 17-year boy who was also choked Tuesday night, after he met with a girl he was talking to on Facebook, the Glynn County Police Department said.

At 11:35 p.m., an armed robbery was reported on Harry Driggers Boulevard near Highway 17, north of the Eagle Crest subdivision.

According to police, the boy was talking to a girl on Facebook and agreed to meet her. The girl picked the boy up from his house, driving a Dodge Durango SUV, with two girls and two men inside.

Once inside the SUV, the boy was choked from behind and a gun was pointed at his head while he was robbed, officials said.

The SUV, reported stolen from Waycross, Georgia, was found broken down near Greer Elementary School, police said. The robbers ran away.

At around 2 a.m., the two girls were arrested walking on Harry Driggers Boulevard, police said. Authorities said the two girls, 14-year-old Vernae Washington and 16-year-old Kiyanna Conaway, have been charged with armed robbery as adults.

Anyone with information on the location or identities of the two men involved is asked to call the Glynn County Police Department criminal investigations division at 912-554-7802.