A 15-year-old boy with nearly 20 arrests on his record has been charged with armed robbery after he held up a man near his home.
It was Jesus Castaneda’s 19th arrest, according to police, and his second gun-related charge. He was last arrested in August 2012 for unlawful use of a weapon.
Shortly after midnight Saturday, Castaneda robbed a man at gunpoint in the 6300 block of South Francisco Avenue in the Marquette Park neighborhood. .
The victim knew Castaneda by his nickname, "Little Rowdy.” Police knew of the boy and picked him up Wednesday afternoon in the 7500 block of South Phillips Avenue.