Boys, ages 15 and 16, charged with Wicker Park, Logan Square robberies: Chicago police

CHICAGO — Two teenage boys face armed robbery and firearm charges for robbing two women in separate crimes on Monday evening, Chicago police said. They are 15 and 16 years old.

The pair was part of a three-person crew that first robbed a 36-year-old woman around 9:15 p.m. in the 1600 block of North Rockwell in Wicker Park, according to CPD.

Less than ten minutes later, they robbed a 51-year-old woman in the 2000 block of North Mozart in Logan Square. Police said the woman was walking down the street when two males exited a white SUV with rifles and demanded her property.

Chicago police officers spotted the SUV, a white Ford Escape, in the area about five minutes later. Illinois State Police troopers, whose pursuit policy is less restrictive than CPD’s, chased the car until it crashed into an oncoming vehicle near Western and Hubbard around 9:35 p.m.

CPD officers and state troopers arrested three suspects, but no charges were announced against the third person.

The two boys are each charged with two counts of armed robbery with a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon in a vehicle by a person under 21.

Here is some of our recent coverage of the city’s ongoing robbery spree problem:

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