Teen Charged With Robbing Bank in Chicago Was on Probation for Previous Bank Robbery: Prosecutors

A young teen charged with robbing a bank in Chicago this week allegedly robbed his first bank two years ago, at the age of 14, prosecutors said Thursday.

In his first bank robbery, prosecutors said the boy was armed with rifle, the Chicago Tribune reports. His second attempt came two years later, when he walked into a TCF bank on Chicago’s Southwest Side reportedly armed with a chrome revolver.

Police said the teen suspect walked into the TCF Bank branch at 6141 S. Archer just after 4 p.m. Tuesday, displayed a hand gun and demanded money.

According to officials, he fled with $1,600 but only had $500 when he police found him at his home late Tuesday.

The teen, whose identity has not been released because he is a juvenile, was charged with armed robbery, aggravated robbery and robbery.

The Tribune reports he was still on probation for his first robbery at the time, but had cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet before the second attempt.

He was ordered held in custody and is scheduled to appear in juvenile court again on April 29, prosecutors said.

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