Juvenile arrested for armed robbery and vehicle theft

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Published: Sep. 8, 2022 at 3:57 PM CDT
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PEORIA (25 News Now) - A 17-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with multiple on-going robbery investigations in Peoria.

On June 30th, Peoria Police were called to the 2400 block of North University on a report that a cab driver was robbed at gunpoint.

Police say when they arrived, the cab driver told them she was called to the 900 block of West McClure where two male juveniles approached her cab and asked her to drive them to the 1700 block of East Kansas.

When the two males entered the vehicle, the victim told police they pointed handguns at her and demanded money. They took a small amount of cash and fled the vehicle on foot. The driver was not injured.

On Wednesday, September 7, Peoria Police’s Criminal Investigations Division arranged to interview a 17-year-old boy who was in custody at the Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center.

While interviewing him, Police determined the teen was a participant in an armed robbery that took place on June 30th, and an armed robbery and motor vehicle theft that took place on July 26th.

That teen faces two counts of armed robbery, and one count of motor vehicle theft.

He was returned to the Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center.

The incidents remain under investigation.