It turns out there’s a more to the story of the 16-year-old boy who prosecutors charged this week with committing three armed robberies with a handgun since Mar. 24.
Back in October, prosecutors charged him with a long list of felonies, including two robberies and gun possession. But, the county decided to release him from custody to await trial.
Police arrested the teen Monday afternoon on the 900 block of North Cambridge a few minutes after he allegedly displayed a handgun and robbed a 39-year-old man on the 1300 block of West Chicago.
He was carrying a 9-millimeter handgun when police arrested him, officers said.
Detectives quickly connected the boy to the armed robberies of 7-Eleven stores in Lincoln Park and Little Italy on Mar. 24.
Prosecutors charged him Monday 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.
Now, CWBChicago has confirmed through two sources that the teenager continues to await trial for a host of felony charges that prosecutors filed against him last autumn.
Among the felonies he’s been facing since October: robbery of two stores, unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and aggravated fleeing.
Authorities decided to released him from custody to await trial. He apparently took full advantage of his second chance to get another gun and commit even more armed robberies.