Two La Grange teens face charges in connection with two robberies reported in La Grange Sept. 6 and Sept. 27, police said Thursday.
The first incident took place about 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6 in a remote area near the 1300 block of west 47th St. in La Grange, in which the two offenders intimidated a young victim into turning over his money, police said.
The second incident was about 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, when the two offenders approached two teens, ages 13 and 14, near the intersection of Burlington and Spring avenues. Police said the offenders intimidated one of the teens into turning over his money, and forcefully took money and a phone from the other teen.
When the victims pursued the offenders after the robbery, one offender turned and tackled one of the victims, threw back what he stole, and then got away. The victim was not injured, police said.
The offenders are charged in connection with one of two robberies reported between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday. The first incident took place near the intersection of Cossitt and Blackstone avenues just before the robbery at Spring and Burlington avenues. Police said they believe the two offenders were involved in both Sept. 27 robberies.
The 16-year-old La Grange male was charged with two counts of robbery and one count of battery. He is scheduled to appear in court Thursday at the Cook County Juvenile Court House in Chicago.
Bruce A. Morris, 18, of La Grange, was charged with two counts of robbery. He will also appear in Cook County court Thursday morning.Police put out a warning earlier this week to remind residents to be aware of their surroundings when walking alone at night, "Be aware of strangers approaching you. Change your direction of travel or attempt to remove yourself from a situation which may feel threatening. Parents are encouraged to discuss situational awareness with their children," the message reads.
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