Des Moines police make second arrest in robbery and kidnapping case

DES MOINES, Iowa - A second arrest is made in connection with the robbery and kidnapping of a 15-year-old in West Des Moines earlier this month.

Police say 18-year-old Joshua Barjebo helped 18-year-old John Templeton lure the victim into a car to complete a marijuana transaction.

But the 15-year-old was beaten and then taken against his will to an apartment complex in Des Moines. Investigators say the victim was robbed of numerous belongings before being told to run away from the car police say Templeton was driving.

Barjebo and Templeton are in custody, but police are still looking for three additional suspects.

WHO Channel 13 reports 16-year-old Kashosi De Dieu and 18-year-olds Marcus Townsend and Malik Terry are all wanted in connection with the case.

Police said they are considered armed and dangerous.

Barjebo now faces two counts of first-degree robbery and two counts of first-degree kidnapping.

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