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Teenage girls allegedly robbed of cell phones in Burbank

Three men were arrested Sunday night after one of them allegedly pointed an Airsoft pellet gun at a pair of 17-year-old girls in Burbank and made off their cell phones, police said.

The men -- Frank Dunlap, of Las Vegas, and Shaquille Barber and his twin brother Marquille Barber of Gardena, all of them 18 years old – were invited by the girls to a party, where they allegedly took the phones and started to leave.

When one of the girls asked for their phones back, one of the men allegedly pointed the Airsoft gun at her and ran off. They were spotted a short time later by police about a mile away from the party at Hollywood Way and Clark Avenue.

After a brief chase ensued, the trio was arrested on suspicion of robbery, Sgt. Darin Ryburn said.


No injuries were reported and the phones were retrieved, although a gold chain that belonged to one of the girls was still missing, Ryburn said.

Marquille Barber was released Monday, Ryburn said. Shaquille Barber and Dunlap remained in custody in lieu of $50,000 bail and were due in court Tuesday.

-- Maria Hsin, Times Community News

Twitter: @mariahsin