(BLOOMINGTON) - A 17-year-old boy who is accused of the armed robbery of the CVS Pharmacy in Bloomington and who is also a suspect in the armed robbery of Marsh on February 17 and the attempted robbery of the Journey's store in College Mall on January 31 and will be charged as an adult.
The Bloomington Police officers arrested Philip Jacob on Feb. 18 for resisting law enforcement after he was reportedly seen huffing cans of keyboard cleaner at the downtown bus terminal.
Police found a BB gun designed to look like a Beretta 9 millimeter handgun in Jacob's book bag along with four cans of compressed air keyboard cleaners, white gloves and blue latex gloves similar to those worn by the second suspect during the robbery at CVS South and by both suspects during the robbery at Marsh North, according to court documents.
According to BPD Sgt. Steve Kellams, Jacob was charged as a juvenile with resisting law enforcement and was released to his parents.
But on February 20th, an Avon police officer arrested Jacob after he allegedly robbed a taxi driver at gun point.
Avon police found Jacob was armed with another BB gun similar to the one he had during the other crimes.
The Monroe County Prosecutor's Office has decided to charge Jacob as an adult, because the crimes were committed with what the law considers a deadly weapon.
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