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FARMINGTON — A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in Bloomfield on suspicion he attempted to rob a gas station, according  to a Bloomfield Police Department press release.

Bloomfield police officers were dispatched at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday to the Shell gas station at 204 S. Bloomfield Blvd. after receiving reports of the robbery, the release states. An employee told police the suspect entered the store, confronted them and demanded money.

The boy was found by police walking near the intersection of Main Street and South 1st Street, the release states. He was detained and police found money and alcoholic beverages in his possession that they suspected were taken from the gas station, according to the release.

The boy confessed the items were stolen and he was transported to San Juan County Juvenile Detention Center, the release states.

Bloomfield Police Chief Randy Foster said the boy did not use a weapon during the robbery. The department referred charges of larceny, strong arm robbery and concealing identity, according to Foster.

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