Amazon Driver and U of C Students Robbed at Gunpoint: Are More Suspects Involved?

Amazon Driver and U of C Students Robbed at Gunpoint

Two teenage boys are facing charges after allegedly robbing multiple individuals, including an Amazon driver and University of Chicago students, during a weekend crime spree.

The incident unfolded on Saturday afternoon when the teenagers reportedly robbed an Amazon driver and physically assaulted a pedestrian in the 4800 block of South Honore around 3:20 p.m. Ring video footage captured the scene, showing the armed crew in action.

Despite witnessing the robbery, the Amazon driver exited his vehicle, possibly to complete a delivery, and became a victim of the holdup crew as well.

Approximately two hours later, the group targeted two University of Chicago students in the 5400 block of South Ingleside and committed another robbery in the 5100 block of South Drexel.

Chicago police utilized license plate readers and their helicopter unit to trace the stolen Dodge Charger used by the robbers. The pursuit led to the abandonment of the vehicle near 60th Street and Aberdeen just before 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Subsequently, police arrested a 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy. However, a third individual managed to evade capture. Descriptions from the scene, including distinctive clothing items such as a hoodie with a large logo and colorful shoes, are aiding authorities in their search for the remaining suspect.

A spokesperson for the Chicago Police Department confirmed that the teenagers are each facing four counts of armed robbery along with misdemeanor charges related to criminal trespassing to a vehicle.

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