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Grandson of Malcolm X is facing theft charges

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MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of Malcolm X who set a fire that killed his grandmother in 1997, has been arrested on robbery and burglary charges, police said.

Shabazz, 17, was arrested early Friday while riding in a car that was reported stolen, police said.

He and Thomas Carter-Love, 17, were charged with two counts of second-degree robbery and one count of first-degree burglary.

Shabazz was also charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly giving police a fake name when he was arrested in Middletown, about 60 miles north of New York City.