Teens armed with scissors rob T-mobile store and its customers in North Center

A Chicago Fire Department ambulance crew helped cops get the jump on a robbery crew that stole phones and robbed customers inside a North Center T-Mobile store on Saturday afternoon. Two juvenile offenders are in custody.

Paramedics riding in CFD Ambulance #61 notified cops when they noticed a group of armed and masked men was robbing the store at 1958 West Irving Park Road around 4:45 p.m., according to dispatch records.

Police said three offenders covered their faces and used scissors to cut three phones from the store’s display racks.

Three more phones were taken from a 60-year-old man and a 59-year-old woman who were trading in their devices when the robbery went down, according to police.

After collecting six phones, a member of the crew threatened the employees, and all three offenders ran from the store.

Two of the robbers were arrested near the intersection of Rockwell and Eastwood at 5 o’clock. The third offender remains at large. Police recovered two hoodies that the robbers discarded as they ran from the robbery scene. Also recovered were three of the stolen phones. Three other phones remain missing, according to police.

Two male juveniles are in custody. Robbery charges are under review.

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