Teen facing life in prison for stealing iPhone

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POSTED: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 4:50pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 8:17am

A Mission teenager is facing the possibility of life in prison after allegedly robbing another teen at gunpoint.  

Police say 18-year-old Javier Solis Jr. robbed another  teen of an iPhone last week.  He threatened the victim with a BB gun that looks similar to a handgun.  Police say because the victim feared his life, the crime becomes a first degree aggravated robbery charge.  

That carries a sentence of 25 years to life.  

"He has a lengthy criminal record, he's been in and out of the system, I don't think that he feels that it's going to be that serious because it's a BB gun. In his mind, it's a BB gun," said Manny Casas of the Mission Police Department.  

Bond has been set at $200,000.

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