Law & Justice

Montgomery Township Teen Accused of Attempting to Rob Man of Phone, Money


A Montgomery Township teenager is facing charges of felony robbery by threatening immediate bodily injury, misdemeanor charges of terroristic threats and disorderly conduct by engaging in fighting and summary harassment because, police allege, he attempted to rob a man walking to work of his cell phone and money.

On Tuesday, at 1:20 p.m., Montgomery Township Police responded to the area of 1232 Welsh Road for a report of a disturbance, and were advised that a man was just robbed by a black man in a red-hooded sweatshirt, according to an affidavit.

Police were on DeKalb Pike near Welsh Road, when they saw a black male fitting the description, identified as Steven Kelly Jr., 18, of the 100 block of Stump Road, police said.

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Kelly told police he encountered a man near the McDonald’s on Welsh Road, but only asked to use his phone, police said.

While speaking with Kelly, the accuser was interviewed by police and later positively identified Kelly as the individual who tried to rob him, police allege.

Prior to identifying Kelly, the accuser told police he was walking to work when Kelly walked up to the left side of him, nudged him with his shoulder and allegedly said, “Give me your phone,” according to the affidavit. The accuser told Kelly he did not have a phone, and then Kelly allegedly demanded a phone two more times, with the accuser stating he did not have a phone, police said.

Kelly then said, “Give me some money,” police allege. The accuser told Kelly he had no money. Kelly then found out the man was heading to work. Kelly then said, “If you’re going to work, you have money. Give me some money or I will f--- you up,” police allege.

The man then walked away and called 911.

Kelly remains in Montgomery County jail on $25,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 14 before District Judge Andrea Duffy in Montgomery Township.

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