12-year-old charged in string of robberies on Near North Side

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 12-year-old was charged in connection with a string of robberies in the last week on the city's Near North Side, police said Tuesday.

The juvenile was charged with felony armed robbery with a firearm.

The robberies allegedly occurred in the 700- to 900-blocks of North Larrabee Avenue between about 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 14, 15, and 19, police said.

Police allege that the offender approached male and female victims, who ranged in age from 24 to 58 years old, showed a weapon and demanded property, police said.

No injuries were reported.
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