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Two Rockville teens have been arrested and charged with armed robbery, according to Montgomery County police.

Joseph D. Simonson, 17, of Monroe Street, and Chavarus A. Bradshaw, 16, of Baltimore Road, have both been charged as adults, police said.

The charges date from Nov. 27, after a 17-year-old boy was robbed on Bauer Drive.

According to police, the boy told them that two people had accosted him and one of them pointed a handgun at him. Both demanded property and stole his wallet and iPod, before ordering him to run away.

On Tuesday, after focusing on Bradshaw and Simonson as suspects, plainclothes officers tried to stop the pair after they left Bradshaw’s house.

Montgomery County Police Cpl. Rebecca Innocenti said she didn’t know how the two had been identified as suspects.

According to police, Bradshaw pulled what appeared to be a handgun — which later turned out to be fake — out of his pocket and pointed it at the officers.

Police disarmed Bradshaw, and used a police dog to track down Simonson, who had run away, according to a statement detailing their arrests. Police also found a butcher’s knife that Simonson threw away as he was fleeing from police.

Police have charged both teens with armed robbery. Police also charged Bradshaw with first-degree assault.

The two were being held on $500,000 bail. Police also said they found a replica AK-47 in Bradshaw’s home.

Attorneys for the two boys weren’t listed online.

sjbsmith@gazette.net