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3 in youth program face robbery charges

Official says they had progressed

Three young men scheduled to be arraigned in Lawrence District Court Tuesday on charges stemming from a Friday convenience store armed robbery were participants in a state-funded program that is aimed at curbing youth gun violence in Massachusetts.

Michael Tesaun Alicea, 19, Richard Mora, 18, and Ruben Saldana, 18, face multiple charges from the robbery at South Union Market in Lawrence, Police­ Chief John Romero said Monday.

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