Bethlehem Police Department responded to a reported armed robbery at the Easton Avenue CVS around midnight Nov. 28.
The caller, who was later identified as a store employee, reported that an unknown male was just in the store displaying a firearm and demanding money from the store’s cash register. The employee provided money to the suspect, who then fled the area on foot. Officers arrived to the area and began searching for the suspect.
While police searched, a suspect contacted the Northampton County 911 center by phone and confessed that he had just committed a robbery and provided his location. Patrol officers located the suspect in the 2500 block of Nottingham Road, where he was taken into custody without incident.
The suspect was identified as a 17-year-old male who was found to be in possession of money taken from CVS, as well as an airsoft pistol that closely resembled an actual firearm. The airsoft pistol’s orange safety tip had been removed by the suspect prior to the robbery.
The juvenile is charged with simple assault, theft, robbery and receiving stolen property, and was taken to Northampton County Juvenile Detention to await proceedings.