UPDATE: 15-year-old ‘kidnapped, robbed’ in Winston-Salem lied to police
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Winston-Salem police on Sunday were searching for two people accused of forcing a 15-year-old boy into their vehicle, robbing him and then leaving him near the Davidson County line early Sunday morning.
Authorities now say the boy fabricated the story to obtain transportation home. Detectives are pursuing the charge of filing a false police report through the juvenile justice system.
The victim had told officers that he was near the Family Dollar on Waughtown Street in Winston-Salem when a gold Jeep with two people inside approached him. The passenger of the Jeep acted as he had a weapon and told the victim to get in the jeep, the boy had said.
The two suspects allegedly drove the victim around for a period of time and then took the victim’s cash and cell phone before he was released in a neighborhood off Thomasville Road. The boy had told police that he was not injured during the ‘incident.’