Two teens were robbed at gunpoint at the corner of Chenery Street and Chilton Avenue at 2:39 in the afternoon on Wednesday, April 26.
Video from a nearby house shows the two teens, a boy and a girl, walking backwards as two other teens, both apparently boys, walk towards them. One of them has a gun in his pocket.
The four teens round the corner of Chenery onto Chilton where they stop in front of a garage.
One of the two boys then pulls a gun on the pair and demands the girl remove what appears to be a necklace. She has trouble getting it off and the boy loudly threatens her, as his companion runs down Chilton and out of the frame.
Finally, the friend she was walking with helps and the necklace comes off and he gives it to the boy with the gun. That boy then runs down Chilton and out of the frame.
The victims then walk quickly up Chilton onto Chenery.
During this time several cars and walkers drove by on Chenery and at least one of them called the police, who arrived quickly, Lt. Kevin Knoble, Acting Captain of Ingleside station, told the Glen Park News.
Knoble said police were very appreciative that callers immediately notified the police.
There appeared to be a connection between the teens but the victims were uncooperative. One left before officers arrived, Knoble said.
Currently, no suspects have been identified.
While any robberies, especially those involving firearms, are highly concerning, Knoble doesn’t believe this was a random event.
“There are indications these people possibly knew each other,” he said.
From the video, this appears to be the case.