Decatur police charge 17-year-old with first degree robbery


Matthew Gilford Photo: Decatur Police Department

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DECATUR, Ala. – Police arrested teenager and charged him as an adult in connection with a robbery on July 26.

Decatur Police received a call about a robbery on 8th Street. The victim told police that two men had robbed the home and one had a handgun.

Officers searched the area but were unable to find anyone. The next day, the victim called officers back to the home because he said one of the robbers was nearby.

The man pointed out by the victim tried to run but was taken into custody by an officer.

Police charged Matthew Khamil Gilford, 17, with first-degree robbery. Gilford was charged as an adult and is in jail on a $60,000 bond.

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