Juvenile charged with three armed robberies, gun possession

A 16-year-old boy is charged with committing three armed robberies in the past week, police said overnight. Two of the robberies targeted 7-Eleven convenience stores last Tuesday evening.

Police arrested the teen around 4:40 p.m. Monday on the 900 block of North Cambridge shortly after he allegedly displayed a handgun and robbed a 39-year-old man on the 1300 block of West Chicago, according to CPD.

Officers found a handgun in the teen’s possession as they took him into custody, police said.

Investigators quickly identified him as the person who robbed two 7-Eleven stores at gunpoint in under an hour on Mar. 24. 

In one store robbery, a gunman displayed a firearm and demanded money from the register at the retailer’s 957 West Armitage location around 10:30 p.m.

A little over an hour later, the gunman carried out the same routine at a Little Italy 7-Eleven store, 1524 West Taylor. That time, he also took two bottles of booze, according to police.

Prosecutors charged the teen with three felony counts of armed robbery with a firearm, felony unlawful use of a weapon, and misdemeanor possession of 30 to 100 grams of marijuana. He is due in bond court on Tuesday.

No additional information is available about the alleged offender because he is a juvenile.

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