Old Town: 13-Year-Old Robbed Two Women With Another Teen, Cops Say

A 13-year-old and a 16-year-old are charged with robbing two women in Old Town on May 23rd, police said on Saturday. The teens were arrested Friday evening after tactical officers in the 1300 block of North Hudson recognized them from a community alert.

Locations of the two robberies.

Police said the offenders have each been charged with felony armed robbery with a firearm and felony robbery. Juveniles are shielded by state law and no further information is available about the pair. They are due in juvenile bond court today.

Just after 7 o’clock on May 23, a 40-year-old woman was walking in the 1300 block of North Wells when two offenders approached her from behind, struck her arm, and took her phone, according to a police spokesman. The robbers then ran from the scene.

Less than 30 minutes later, a 26-year-old woman was mugged by two offenders who displayed a handgun and took her Apple Watch in the 1400 block of North Orleans, according to a police report.

Police issued a community alert about the incidents on May 26, which eventually led to Friday’s arrests, according to a CPD statement.

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