Teen charged with robbing 5 North Side businesses

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A 16-year-old boy is accused of robbing five businesses in one hour Wednesday on the North Side.

Chicago police said the teen is charged with five felony counts of aggravated robbery with a firearm. Police also charged the teen with misdemeanor counts of resisting a peace officer and obstructing identification.

The robberies began around 5:15 a.m. Wednesday in the 1400 block of West Pratt Boulevard, police said. Another took place at 5:40 a.m. in the 6800 block of North Sheridan Road, and five minutes later the teen robbed a third store in the 5100 block of North Broadway.

At 5:53 a.m. he allegedly robbed a fourth store in the 1400 block of West Montrose Avenue, and his alleged spree ended two minutes later when he robbed a store in the 1500 block of West Lawrence Avenue, police said.

The teen was arrested hours later at 10:26 a.m. in the 5900 block of South Peoria Street, police said.

He is due to appear in juvenile court Thursday.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire & Chicago Sun-Times 2022. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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