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Teenagers Charged With 7 Armed Robberies During 2 Hour Crime Spree

gun-300x225Two teenagers have been charged with seven felony counts of armed robbery and one count of attempted robbery with a firearm after a string of incidents on the North Side, according to Chicago Police.

The boys aged 14 and 16, went on the wild crime spree Saturday morning between 2:15 and 4 a.m. The neighborhoods targeted include parts of West Andersonville and West Ridge.

In separate incidents, the boys approached two different women, one 39-years-old and 49 year-old. Both were robbed at gunpoint and asked to hand over their money. The younger woman also had her dark-colored SUV stolen.

In five other incidents, the boys approached men ranging in age from 21 to 54. In those robberies, the suspects asked for property after showing the gun.

The two teens were eventually arrested by Lincoln District officers after they were spotted getting out of the stolen vehicle.

The robberies occurred at:

• 5200 block of North Wolcott

• 5900 block of North Campbell

• 5500 block of North Lincoln

• 1900 block of West Foster

• 1900 block of West Norwood

• 6200 block of North Western

• 5300 block of North Virginia


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