Youth's bike stolen; teen takes gun

YOUNGSTOWN -- City police are investigating separate incidents involving teen-agers.
A 13-year-old city boy told police that his mountain bike had been stolen at gunpoint as he walked with it on West Princeton Avenue near Hudson Avenue at about 6:20 p.m. Wednesday.
The teen said he was approached by a man in his early 20s who demanded the bicycle. When the teen refused, the robber punched him in the face and pointed a handgun at him. The teen relinquished the bicycle and the robber fled.
A 14-year-old West Princeton Avenue boy told police that he had stolen a handgun that his mother found in a neighboring yard and traded it for some jewelry.
The mother told police she found the .38-caliber gun in the yard about 1 a.m. Wednesday after a man had been in her yard searching for it. She placed it on a china cabinet.
The boy told police he took the gun about 6 a.m. and some other boys had shot the gun before hiding it and going to school. After school, they retrieved it and traded it for the jewelry. By 8 p.m., the boy had gotten the gun back from whomever he traded it to, and it was turned over to police.