15-year-old robbed 11 people in 5-hour crime spree, Chicago police say

CHICAGO — Prosecutors have charged a 15-year-old boy with participating in an armed robbery spree that targeted 11 victims in one morning this summer, according to Chicago police. CPD announced the charges Tuesday afternoon.
 
The boy was part of a group that started by robbing a 29-year-old woman in the 600 block of West 63rd around 12:30 a.m. on August 20. Then the crew committed robbery after robbery, making at least nine stops before they wrapped up the crime spree about five hours later, police said.

According to CPD, the boy is also charged with robbing:

  • a 43-year-old man in the 3600 block of West Lake
  • a 54-year-old man in the 1400 block of North Central
  • a 38-year-old man in the 1900 block of West 79th Street
  • a 39-year-old man in the 7900 block of South Racine
  • a 26-year-old man in the 600 block of East 79th Street
  • two 28-year-old women in the 500 block of East 79th Street
  • men ages 22 and 24 in the 3400 block of South Ashland
  • a 31-year-old man in the 1000 block of West 35th Street.

CPD said Illinois State Police troopers arrested the boy for possessing a stolen motor vehicle on the same day the robberies were committed. Chicago police subsequently linked the stolen car to the robberies during their investigation.

No other information is available about him because he is a juvenile.

About CWBChicago 6792 Articles
CWBChicago was created in 2013 by five residents of Wrigleyville and Boystown who had grown disheartened with inaccurate information that was being provided at local Community Policing (CAPS) meetings. Our coverage area has expanded since then to cover Lincoln Park, River North, The Loop, Uptown, and other North Side Areas. But our mission remains unchanged: To provide original public safety reporting with better context and greater detail than mainstream media outlets. Our editorial email address is news@cwbchicago.com