Police say three teens --11, 14 and 16 -- robbed two Florida women just south of Chinatown after threatening to shoot them and hitting one of them in the face.
The women, 23 and 25, were in the 2600 block of Wentworth Avenue
when the teens approached them around 7 p.m. Thursday.
“Give me your purse or I will shoot you,” the 14-year-old told
one of the women.
While she handed it over, the 16-year-old hit the
other woman on the left side of her face and demanded her cell phone and purse.
She handed them over and the three fled.
Police were called and Deering District officers spotted the teens
walking in the 2600 block of South Wabash Avenue, about a block east of the
The three saw the officers and starting running,
the 14-year-old dropping a BB gun as he fled. He was arrested along
with the 16-year-old, who dropped a cell phone belonging to one of the women as
he was being chased.
The 11-year-old was arrested later at
Each teen was charged as a juvenile with