Two teenagers suspected of armed robbery

A 16-year-old boy and his 17-year-old companion were arrested Saturday afternoon in the 3500 block of North G Street on armed robbery charges after they allegedly snatched a purse from a woman.

Sgt. Don King of the Merced Police Department said the boys were identified by witnesses and caught on Donna Drive by Field Training Officer Krista Stokes and Officer Dayna Dejong. The victim's purse was recovered following the 4:45 p.m. incident. The boys were booked into Merced County Juvenile Hall.

-- Doane Yawger