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'Sopranos' actor arrested on robbery charge

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Iler was arrested in New York on Wednesday  


NEW YORK (CNN) -- A teen actor on the popular television program "The Sopranos" was arrested Wednesday in New York on a robbery charge, police said.

Robert Iler, 16, was charged in connection with an incident on the Upper East Side. He was also charged with marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Iler plays Anthony (A.J.), the son of the lead character in the show, Tony Soprano, the head of an organized crime family.

In the past season, the character faced the prospect of attending military school after he was caught vandalizing a swimming pool and stealing a geometry exam.

A police statement said two people told authorities they had been robbed by four males. Police canvassed the area and located four people who fit the description given by the victims.

New York police said the victims were robbed of $40.

Also arrested on charges of robbery were Michael Cournede, 19, Alban Selimaj, 16, and a 15-year-old who was not identified.

The popular series airs on HBO, which is owned by the parent company of CNN.com, AOL Time Warner.





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