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Four juveniles were arrested and are being charged as adults after Laurel police discovered a man who was beaten and robbed at knifepoint.

Around 3 p.m. June 16 at the Summerlyn Place Apartments in the 9100 block of Scott Adam Court, Laurel police say a 35-year-old man was robbed by four juvenile males who pushed him to the ground and assaulted him.

The victim reported to police that one suspect kicked him multiple times while another pulled out a knife and demanded the victimís wallet. The suspect used the knife to cut out the victimís wallet from inside his pants pocket. The victim reported to police that the same suspect then punched him in the face multiple times, according to police.

After receiving a call from a witness and responding to the scene, Laurel police officers stopped four juveniles in the 8600 block of Cherry Lane in Laurel who matched the victimís description of the suspects. They were all identified and arrested the same day after police recognized them as possible suspects, said Carreen Koubek, a City of Laurel spokeswoman.

Roy Andrew Peters, Jr., 17, of the 800 block of Cherry Lane; Ty Remy Roberson, 16, of the 15000 block of Millbrook Lane; Preston Haythe, 16, of the 1200 block of Brentwood Road NE in Washington, D.C.; and Kiare Antonio Ford, 16 of the 15000 block of Millbrook Lane were all charged as adults with armed robbery, first-degree assault and second-degree assault and were held on bond, according to Laurel police.

According to Laurel police, the victim suffered two jaw fractures and multiple lacerations as a result of the robbery.

A manager at Summerlyn Place, who would not give her full name, said she was not aware of the incident and does not believe the victim was a resident of the apartment complex since no one has made mention of the assault.

Ford was released on bond June 19, according to online Prince Georgeís County District Court records, while Peters, Roberson and Haythe are currently being held at the countyís department of corrections in Upper Marlboro.

Greenbelt-based Lawyer Keith Hiller, Robersonís defense attorney, declined to comment.

Attorney information for Peters, Haythe and Ford was not listed with the courts as of Monday, according to online court records.

Peters, Roberson and Ford are set to appear in court July 2 for a preliminary hearing, while Haytheís court date is set for July 16, according to online district court records.

djgross@gazette.net