Roanoke Police investigating an armed robbery incident

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) -- The Roanoke Police Department is investigating an armed robbery involving a cab driver and two juvenile males.

According to police, on February 12, at 12:36 a.m., officers responded to 15th Street and Campbell Avenue for the report of a robbery.

Police say a cab driver advised that they had picked up two males from a business downtown in the 100 block of Church Avenue S.W. The two males asked to go to a location in the S.W. Roanoke area.

According to police, the driver said as they approached 16th Street and Campbell Avenue S.W., he felt a metal object pressed to their neck, which felt like a gun. The driver advised that the males demanded money and later gave an undisclosed amount of cash to them before they fled the scene on foot.

Officers located the two males on 13th Street next to Salem Avenue. Police say a search of the immediate area revealed that two BB pistols were found, and police later arrested the males after a description by the driver.

According to police, cash was located on both of the males, who were identified as juveniles. The pair were charged with robbery and taken to the Roanoke Valley Detention Center.

This incident remains under investigation.