Howard County police charged two teens with robbery Friday afternoon after two Columbia boys were stopped near an Owen Brown convenience store, threatened and robbed of their money.
The two victims, both 11, were uninjured, police said.
The status of offenders charged as juveniles -- including the 13- and 14-year-old robbery suspects in this case -- is kept private by state rules, but most of them are released into the custody of their parents until legal hearings.
The incident began about 4 p.m. Friday when three teens approached the two boys as they walked from a High's store in the 6800 block of Cradlerock Way in Columbia's Owen Brown village, police said.
The boys were ordered to give the older boys money and threatened with physical harm if they refused. After taking money from the boys, the three teens fled. Police later arrested two teens who matched the descriptions of two of the robbers.