Boy, 15, sentenced to state youth center for armed robbery in Willowbrook

A 15-year-old boy was sentenced to National Juvenile Justice Authority custody on Monday for the armed robbery of a woman in Willowbrook.

The boy pleaded guilty to the crime on Feb. 17 before DuPage County Judge Anthony Coco, according to a press release from the DuPage County Attorney’s Office.

The sentence was indeterminate. He could be held by the state until his 21st birthday.

At 2:45 p.m. on October 13, 2021, a woman called police to report that she had been approached by a person with a gun. The victim was loading items into his car after shopping at a Target store at 7601 S. Kingery Highway (Route 83). As she began to get into her car to drive away, the boy said to her, “Give me the (expletive) keys” and “look at the gun.”

The woman gave him the keys, ran to the store and called 911.

The boy started his car but couldn’t drive away.

The police found him at a nearby hotel.

At the time of the boy’s arrest, forced felony cases were pending against him in Cook and Will counties.

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