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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have arrested three people in connection with an assault and robbery on Wednesday afternoon.

Just before 3 p.m., police say Emmanuel Desmond Collins, 16, Malik Ahmad Edwards, 17, and Shaun Fitzgerald Relford, 16, assaulted the victim and stole the victim's sneakers.

The suspects fled, and the victim called 911.

Officers from CMPD's Independence Division quickly learned one of the suspects, Collins, was wearing an electronic monitoring device, and were able to quickly locate him at a nearby residence.

Along with Collins, officers found and took Relford in to custody.

The third suspect, Edwards, was located on foot nearby. The victim positively identified the three suspects, police say.

Detectives interviewed the three suspects and charged each of them with common law robbery and conspiracy to commit common law robbery.

They were transferred in to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office.

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