UPDATE at 2:41 p.m: Capt. Sam Treadwell with the Monroe Police Department said the two juveniles approached an elderly gentleman riding a bicycle. One of the suspects hit the man on the back of his head with his hand and then grabbed for his pockets. They then fled with the man following on his bicycle.
The two suspects were chased and caught by officers from MPD. Treadwell said they are currently being held in the juvenile detention center and will be charged with criminal attempted robbery and battery.
UPDATE at 2:19 p.m.: According to Asst. Chief RV Watts with the Monroe PD, two juveniles, about 13 years old, attempted to steal from an older gentleman riding a bicycle. The incident happened outside the Piggly Wiggly in Monroe. The suspects were being interviewed at the MPD precinct. Further details to follow.
Monroe Police Department confirmed they are currently working the arrest of a suspect or suspects involved in an attempted robbery at the Piggly Wiggly in Monroe.
A Georgia State Patrol spokesman said the agency did assist, but MPD was the primary agency that worked the chase and arrest of the suspects.
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