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Sheet from recent arrest leads police to suspects

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Posted at 1:19 PM, Nov 25, 2014
and last updated 2015-11-20 13:19:52-05

A booking sheet left behind during a robbery lead police to the criminals, who pleaded guilty Tuesday.

On July 15, a 29-year-old man was lured into an apartment on South Park Avenue where he was robbed by Elijah Hall, 18, and DeEdmund Tools, 16. After threatening the victim with a weapon, Hall and Tools fled the scene with the man's cash and property.

Officers who responded found that one of the pair left behind a booking sheet from a recent arrest. That led police to a home on Woodside Avenue, where they found the teens dividing the stolen goods.

Both Hall and Tools pleaded guilty to second degree robbery. Hall could face up to 15 years in prison when he is sentenced in December, but because Tools is a juvenile offender, he faces up to 7 years in prison when he is sentenced in February.