West Ridge: Two Men Charged With Robbery Blamed Each Other, Cops Say

McMiller (left) and Perry are charged with robbery and theft, according to court records. | CPD; Google

Two 18-year-olds robbed a man in West Ridge and then turned on each other when cops showed up, according to prosecutors and police reports.

Around 9 p.m. last Friday, a 54-year-old Aurora man told police that Joseph Perry and Isaiah McMiller were in a group of men that surrounded him in the 2000 block of West Devon, pushed him, and took his phone out of his shirt pocket before running away, police said.

Perry and McMiller were arrested at their nearby homes.

Police said that their body cameras were rolling as McMiller told them that “Joseph” had the victim’s phone. Other officers who stopped Perry reported that he told them something to the effect of “I did not take the phone, but I was there….Isaiah took it and gave it to me afterward.” Perry was in possession of the victim’s phone, police said.

The victim allegedly identified McMiller and Perry as two of his attackers. They are each charged with one count of felony robbery and one misdemeanor count of theft. Judge Sophia Atcherson set bail for McMiller and Perry at $15,000 each. The men will need to go onto electronic monitoring if they are able to post a $1,500 deposit to go free, Atcherson said.

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