Man brings 12-year-old along for Oklahoma City armed robbery

A New Mexico man in town for a Thanksgiving visit is accused of robbing an Oklahoma City convenience store, according to police. The man brought with him a 12-year-old boy who said he was not a willing participant in the crime, police said.
BY JULIANA KEEPING jkeeping@opubco.com Modified: November 26, 2012 at 5:48 pm •  Published: November 26, 2012

A man in town for Thanksgiving brought a 12-year-old boy along when he robbed an Oklahoma City convenience store, according to a police incident report.

A store clerk at Portland Express Mart, 3701 N Portland Ave., told police he was robbed at knife point about 10:30 p.m. Friday by a man who had a male child with him. The man and his wife were staying at an apartment with the 12-year-old's mother for Thanksgiving, according to police.

The man took cash and lottery tickets from the clerk before fleeing with the 12-year-old, police said.

An hour after the robbery, a police dog found the man and boy hiding under a car at 3311 N Portland Ave. The man admitted to the robbery, and said he was forced to do it at the insistence of a homeless man.

The boy's story confirmed what the store clerk told police. The boy told police he was not a willing participant in the crime.

Police arrested Randy Ceniceros, 23, of Las Cruces, N.M., on a complaint of armed robbery. He remained in the Oklahoma County jail Monday, a jail official said.

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