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Arrests made in robbery near Johns Hopkins University

A 23-year-old man and three juveniles were arrested Friday night and charged with robbing a man near Johns Hopkins University after trying to rob two women 20 minutes earlier, court records show. 

Police wrote in charging documents that a 23-year-old man called police at about 9:45 p.m. Friday to report that he had been approached from behind in the 3000 block of N. Charles St. by four males who went through his pockets and took his iPhone and two gift cards. 

A suspect description was put out to other officers. Then at 10 p.m., two women told police they were surrounded by four males in the 2900 block of N. Charles St. who said, "Ladies, this is happening, give us what you got." The women insisted that they didn't have anything, and the suspects walked away.

Police say they found four males matching their description walking in the 2600 block of Hunter St., according to court records. All three victims identified the suspects as the people who had accosted them. 

A 16-year-old in the group was found with the first victim's property, which was returned to the victim, according to court records.

The teens were taken to the Juvenile Justice Center and charged as juveniles, while Travon Monroe, 23, of the 2000 block of N. Wolfe St., was charged with robbery, attempted robbery and other counts. He was being held on $150,000 bond. 

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