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Police Arrest Man, 54, Accused Of Robbing 9-Year-Old Bronx Boy

The boy was reportedly followed to his apartment from East 183rd Street and Belmont Avenue. (credit: Google Maps)

The boy was reportedly followed to his apartment from East 183rd Street and Belmont Avenue. (credit: Google Maps)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police arrested a man Tuesday who they said robbed a 9-year-old Bronx boy in his apartment building.

Michael Johnson, 54, was charged with robbery in the August 8 incident.

Authorities said Johnson followed the young boy into his Fordham apartment, threw him into a wall before taking his money and fleeing the scene on a bicycle.

According to a report in the New York Post, Johnson followed the boy on his way home from a bodega near East 183rd Street and Belmont Avenue.

The boy reportedly had $19 cash on him.

The Post also reported that Johnson has a criminal record dating back to 1985 for mostly drug-related offenses.