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Four teens arrested for committing three armed robberies in one hour early Monday morning

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Posted at 3:24 PM, Jan 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-21 17:29:31-05

BALTIMORE — Four teens have been arrested for allegedly perpetrating a string of armed robberies Monday morning in Baltimore.

Two 15 year olds and two 16 year olds were arrested for committing three armed robberies in roughly an hour, Baltimore Police said.

The first robbery occurred in the Broadway East neighborhood at about 5:50 a.m., in the 1800 block of N. Wolfe Street, police said. Another robbery occurred at 6:40 a.m. in the 600 block of S. Sharp Street in the city’s Otterbein neighborhood. WMAR 2 News Reporter Brian Kuebler reports the victim of the last incident was a resident walking home from his overnight shift at Maryland Shock Trauma. Between these two incidents, another robbery occurred in the 600 block of St. Paul Street, with the victim being a woman waiting for a shuttle bus near the Washington Monument, Kuebler said.

In all three robberies, the teens were seen driving a Chevrolet Equinox SUV with New York State plates, police said. In each incident, the victim said at least one teen had a gun, and another was dressed in a Halloween mask similar to the costume from the movie “Scream,” Kuebler reports. The robbers demanded phones and cash.

Following the third robbery, officers from the Northwest District stopped the Chevy the teens were in. The SUV had been reported stolen in the city earlier.

Police are investigating if the teens were linked to any additional violence or crime in the city. Anyone with information should call the Citywide Robbery Unit at 410-366-6341. All information will be kept anonymous, police said.