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Bring a 12-year-old to a robbery day?

by Juliana Keeping Published: November 26, 2012
Randy Ceniceros,
Randy Ceniceros,
A New Mexico man arrested after bringing a 12-year-old along to rob a convenience store probably won’t be invited back to Oklahoma City for Thanksgiving next year.

The man and his wife were staying with a woman and her 12-year-old son for Thanksgiving. The man got bored Friday and decided to take a walk with the 12-year-old. Naturally, part of the outing involved a plan to find something to rob.

That didn’t go so well. The the dinner guest (allegedly) robbed a store clerk of cash and Lotto tix at knifepoint around 10:30 p.m. at Portland Express Mart, 3701 N Portland Ave. A police dog found him hiding under a car with the boy an hour later.

The man told police a bum with a fade haircut made him do it.

The 12-year-old told another story, including the detail that he didn’t want to participate in the robbery but was dragged along.

Police arrested Randy Ceniceros, 23, of Las Cruces, N.M., on a complaint of armed robbery.

by Juliana Keeping
Enterprise Reporter
Juliana Keeping is on the enterprise reporting team for The Oklahoman and Keeping joined the staff of The Oklahoman in 2012. Prior to that time, she worked in the Chicago media at the SouthtownStar, winning a Peter Lisagor Award...
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