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Evanston Police Uncover Teen Burglary Ring

September 8th, 2012 at 6:00 pm

The police department in Evanston responded to an alert that a group of boys was trespassing in a neighborhood and from that they were able to expose more criminal activities.  It was around  6:30 pm on August 14th, when some boys were trying to break into a car near the 100 block of Clyde Avenue.  The police arrested three boys between the ages of 8 and 10, all who live in Chicago.  When they were detained, they had the key to the car, a watch, an iPod and a TV, which they stole from a residence in that neighborhood.

As these children were being questioned by the police, they revealed that two older teenage boys had set up this burglary.  Two sixteen year old boys approached these three kids near the intersection of Damen Avenue and Howard Street the day before the burglary. These two teenagers intimidated these younger children to steal for them with threats of violence.  During the heist, these two kids boosted the children through windows and acted as lookouts while the children were in the house.  It is believed that these two teenagers are responsible for a string of burglaries that have occurred in the Evanston area.

The 8 to 10 year olds who were arrested on the 14th were not formally charged and were released to their parents after questioning.  On August 22nd, one of the 16 year old boys was arrested and charged with residential burglary.  The police have reported that they know the identity of the second suspect but no arrest has been made at this point.  While these crimes seem silly, they have long-term consequences.  Juvenile crimes can prohibit a child from getting into college and beginning their lives on the right foot.  If your child has made a bad choice or has been pressured into a crime, please don’t wait, contact an experienced Rolling Meadows juvenile crime defense lawyer today.

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