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Man Attempts to Steal Cell Phone During Armed Robbery in Kennewick

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 KENNEWICK, WA - Police arrest a 25-year-old man after he tried to steal a cell phone from some juveniles in Kennewick.


The victims told officers David Meraz had a gun and a large knife when he tried to take the phone but was not able to around 8:00 Tuesday night. A Benton County deputy and a Kennewick officer located Meraz at 5th Avenue and Date Street a short time after the juveniles reported the incident. 

Meraz did have a large knife, a device that appeared to barrel of a gun, and narcotics on him. Police arrested him for robbery and possession of methamphetamine and booked him into the Benton County Jail.

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