According to police, the five surrounded two other people and one of them waved a knife and demanded phone and sneakers.
On arrival, officers observed two young males fleeing the area on bicycles. As officers gave chase to the individuals, another male suspect dropped his bicycle and fled on foot towards Smith Road and Enneking Parkway. Officers were able to apprehend the three individuals who had fled as well as two additional suspects.
All five were charged with being deliquent for armed robbery, intent to rob while armed and assault and battery.
Police say they recovered the phone, but not the sneakers.