Pair charged in Northwest Side armed robberies

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Friday, March 27, 2015
Alfredo Medina and Vanessa Marchan, both 19.
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- Alfredo Medina and Vanessa Marchan, both 19, were charged in a string of armed robberies in Chicago's Logan Square and Kilbourn Park neighborhoods.

Police said Medina went into several businesses armed with a gun or knife and robbed them of cash or property between Feb. 1 and March 25. He then fled the scene of each incident in a getaway vehicle driven by Marchan, police said.

Medina, of the 2400-block of North Austin Avenue, was charged with six counts of armed robbery with a dangerous weapon and two counts of armed robbery with a firearm.

Marchan, also of the 2400-block of North Austin Avenue, was charged with four counts of armed robbery with a dangerous weapon.

They are both due in bond court on Friday.