Evanston police are investigating a juvenile burglary ring where teenage boys allegedly forced other children to commit crimes on their behalf, authorities announced today.
The investigation was sparked after police officers responded Aug. 14 to a report of a trespass to vehicle in progress and took three boys into custody between the ages of 8 and 10, all from Chicago.
The boys told police they were approached in Chicago on Aug. 13 in the area of Damen Avenue and Howard Street by two 16-year-olds who threatened them with bodily harm unless they broke into an apartment, and to subsequently use a stolen key to enter a parked car, according to police.
A watch, television and iPod were also reported stolen during the burglary.
Source: Chicago Tribune
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