Bragging about a robbery that they say they made in November at a 7-11 store, two Lehigh Acres teenagers were arrested last week after another student at East Lee County High School told officials that he had overheard the two 15-year-olds brag about the robbery and even showed pictures of themselves wearing the same clothing they wore when the robbery took place, as well as holding the weapon they are accused of using in the robbery. The arrests were announced on Christmas Eve.
The Lee County Sheriff's Office and deputies were sent to the school and according to a police report, the two were caught smoking marijuana at the school.
Charged with robbery with a weapon and committing a second degree felony wearing a mask or hood are:
William O’Conner and Nathaniel Crespo
William O'Conner, 15, of 871 Cervantis St., Lehigh and Nathaniel Crespo, 15, of 305 Robert Ave., Lehigh.
The two boys were charged with the felony counts but were released until their court dates come up.
The armed robbery occurred on Nov. 24 and O'Conner and Crespo are believed to have broken into the store on Joel Blvd. South shortly before 1:30 a.m.
According to investigators, the two held the clerks at gunpoint and went about their work stuffing a duffle bag with tobacco-related products, some of which were found inside their homes during the investigation, the report states.
Both admitted to committing the crime, the police report also stated.