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Teen To Be Tried As Adult In Fall River Robbery

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A 14-year-old boy accused of robbing a Fall River McDonald's restaurant at gunpoint and pistol whipping the manager will face charges as an adult.

Bristol District Attorney Sam Sutter said Friday that Joshua Burgos of Fall River was indicted on charges including armed robbery, assault and battery and firearms violations under the state's youthful offender law. His case will be tried in open juvenile court under adult rules.

Police say the masked boy entered the restaurant at about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday brandishing a gun. He allegedly struck the manager in the face with the gun and ordered the manager to take him to the safe. Police said he placed money from the safe in a duffel bag and ran down the street, where officers arrested him.

He is scheduled for a March 21 dangerousness hearing in Fall River.

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