15-year-old boy teamed up with 14-year-old to rob 9 stores while armed with guns and knives

CHICAGO — A 15-year-old boy stands accused of working with a 14-year-old boy to rob nine North Side stores while brandishing weapons, Chicago police said this morning.

We told you about the 14-year-old, who is charged with ten armed robberies, on February 23. Now, CPD says they’ve caught his accomplice.

Between January 19 and February 8, the armed adolescent robbed stores, mostly Walgreens locations, in Edgewater, Rogers Park, and West Ridge.

Each time, they took money from registers and forced employees to open the store’s safe, according to details revealed by Chicago police in community alerts about the crime pattern. The alerts said up to four men, armed with pistols and knives, were involved in the robberies.

Prosecutors have charged the teens with robbing the Walgreens at 6140 North Western on January 30 and February 2. They’re also accused of holding up stores in the 1400 block of West Devon on January 19 and January 23, as well as locations in the 3100 block of West Devon, 1900 block of West Foster, 4300 block of North Kedzie, and the 6100 block of North Broadway.

The 15-year-old is also charged with robbing a store in the 6200 block of North Western on January 29. The 14-year-old is individually charged with robbing the Walgreens at 6140 North Western on February 20.

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