As most teens prepare for the new school year, one 16-year-old Brunswick boy is getting schooled on the juvenile criminal justice system after allegedly robbing an acquaintance at gunpoint Monday evening.

The teenage gunman was wearing a mask sometime before 7 p.m. when he approached a 17-year-old boy in the area of 2nd Street, behind the Davey’s Discount Shop at 1st Street and Altama Avenue, Brunswick Police Capt. Angela Smith said. He pointed a handgun at the other teen and ordered him to hand over his shirt, jeans, shoes and mobile phone, Smith said.

The young robber then gathered up the clothing and the phone and took off running, Smith said. The victim ran to his home nearby, telling his mom about the robbery. The mom immediately called police.

The suspect’s mask did not cover his face entirely and the victim recognized him, police said.

“The mask only partially covered his face, and the victim was able to identify him,” Smith said.

Police quickly caught up to the suspect. He was taken to the state Regional Youth Detention Center in Waycross, charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm, Smith said.

It is unclear if he has an attorney.

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