WASHINGTON — Three teen boys have been arrested after three potentially violent incidents in Northeast and Southeast, D.C.
A 14, 15 and 16-year-old were all arrested on armed robbery charges and the youngest teen was also charged with armed carjacking Wednesday.
In both of the armed robberies, the teenagers approached the victim with a handgun, took the victim’s property and left the scene.
The first robbery happened in the 5300 block of Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue, just before 9 a.m. on Nov. 10, according to police. About 15 minutes later, police said another armed robbery happened in the 500 block of Morse Street.
Then, on Tuesday, Dec. 6, police said that suspects got out a handgun and demanded a person's car key in the 2400 block of S Street, Southeast.
The victim handed over their key and the suspects involved - including the 14-year-old involved in both previous incidents - sped off in the car, according to police.
On Wednesday, all three of the juveniles were charged.
The 14-year-old boy who is from Northwest was charged with two counts of armed robbery and armed carjacking, both while using a gun.
The 15-year-old and 16-year-old boys, both also from Northwest, were both charged with two counts of armed robbery while using a gun.
Two firearms were recovered at the time of the arrests, according to police.
The cases remain under investigation, according to police. Anyone who knows anything about these incidents should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the department's text tip line at 50411.
The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a violent crime committed in D.C.
Police say there is also a third girl who has not been arrested. The trio allegedly stole an Android phone and Tupperware with food inside, the police report says.