- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) - Two teens have been charged with robbing an 82-year-old cobbler who has decided to retire as a result from the western Pennsylvania business he started in 1949.

New Kensington police tell the (Tarentum) Valley News Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1KPeASw ) that 18-year-old Carlito Spence and a 16-year-old accomplice, who will be charged in Westmoreland County juvenile court, were arrested Monday.

Police say the 16-year-old shoved Gene Montemurro to the floor and held a gun to his head while Spence grabbed money from a cash register.

Montemurro wasn’t physically injured, but says the heist got his family to convince the Italian immigrant to retire by year’s end.

The June 26 robbery prompted an anti-crime rally July 1, which city officials declared “Gene Montemurro Day.”

Online court records don’t list an attorney for Spence, who was arraigned Tuesday.


Information from: Valley News Dispatch, https://www.valleynewsdispatch.com

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