A 17-year-old and a 16-year-old were arrested Wednesday night after a string of robberies was reported spanning from Castle Heights to Beverly Hills, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.

Michael Wayne Majors Jr., of Waco, and a 16-year-old boy were taken into custody late Wednesday. Police were first called to the area of North 32nd Street and West Waco Drive at about 6:40 p.m. A motorist reported seeing two suspects pointing a gun at other motorists in the area, Swanton said.

Police did not find anyone matching the description the caller gave. A short time later, police learned that the same suspects attempted to rob a woman at gunpoint while she was walking in the 300 block of Oriental Road.

Swanton said the boys allegedly then walked to 32nd Street, where they threatened to shoot a 56-year-old man who was sitting in the parking lot of the Hart-Patterson Track and Field complex at 32nd Street and Clay Avenue, near the former Floyd Casey Stadium site.

Swanton said the teenagers continued walking to the 3200 block of Willowbrook Street, where they unsuccessfully tried to rob a 69-year-old woman with a stun gun. Then, they burglarized a car nearby in Beverly Hills, Swanton said.

Waco and Beverly Hills police were searching the area for the suspects and found them after they went into Spec’s Wine, Spirit & Finer Foods, 1434 S. Valley Mills Drive, Swanton said. He said one boy ran when officers went into the store, and they were able to take him into custody after using a stun gun on him.

The other boy walked outside during the incident, and police were able to detain him also.

Majors was found to be in the possession of a stun gun, marijuana and Xanax, Swanton said. The 16-year-old was carrying a BB gun and marijuana, he said.

Majors was arrested on charges of robbery, aggravated robbery, evading arrest, possession of marijuana and burglary of a motor vehicle. He remained in McLennan County Jail on Thursday afternoon with bond listed at $55,000.

The 16-year-old was also detained on the same charges and was released to juvenile authorities.

Kristin Hoppa has been covering public safety and breaking news for the Tribune-Herald since January 2016. She worked in Northwest Missouri covering crime-related issues before her move to Central Texas. She is a University of Kansas graduate.

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