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14-year-old among group of teens accused of multiple armed robberies downtown

Posted at 4:49 PM, Oct 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-23 14:51:15-04

BALTIMORE — Baltimore Police say it started at about 10:30 Sunday night, and in just 25 minutes, a group of children committed three separate armed robberies from Mount Vernon to downtown Baltimore.

"Pretty much,” Detective Donny Moses said. “They went from victim to victim to victim."

But it was the second robbery that led to at least one arrest. It was on North Charles Street near the Washington Monument.

There, police say, two couples were walking down the block when three suspects came up behind them and demanded they empty their pockets.

One of them had a gun...another a black face mask.

The trio would commit another street robbery around the corner on Cathedral Street before police saw them.

All three suspects scattered but officers caught one -- a 14-year-old boy, and detectives say they have reason to believe at least one of the other suspects was even younger than that.

"These suspects looked to be between the ages of 12 and 15 years old, quiet young,” Moses said. “When they should be at home getting ready for school on a Monday night, they out robbing people in downtown Baltimore."

Police have yet to arrest the other two but at least the 14-year-old is charged with armed robbery.

Detectives have yet to recover the gun used in the three hold-ups.