Homeless teen charged in bank heist

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A homeless teen is behind bars charged in Thursday's armed robbery of a Mobile bank.

Police arrested 17-year-old Joseph Murphy and charged him with first-degree robbery for a hold up at Compass Bank on Dauphin Island Parkway.

No one was hurt.

The robbery happened about 10:30 a.m. Murphy was taken into custody about an hour later.

He was placed in Metro Jail without bond. Jail records listed Murphy as homeless.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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