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Group of teens charged in string of armed robberies

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18-year-old Mark Lee 18-year-old Mark Lee

CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - Chattanooga Police arrested six people in connection to a string of robberies.

Police say four of the suspects were interrupted while trying to burglarize a home on Hurricane Creek Drive.

The suspects fled the scene in the victim's truck, which was later used in a robbery spree.

Police say the suspects robbed a victim at gunpoint on Airport Road. Two other robberies followed on East Brainerd Road. Police say the suspects also used a gun in those crimes.

Later that night a Hamilton County Deputy spotted the stolen truck and attempted to stop it. Authorities say six male suspects got out of the vehicle and took off on foot.

A perimeter was set up and police from several agencies took all six suspects into custody.

The suspects are identified as 18-year-old Mark Lee, a 16-year-old, and four 17-year-olds. Police are not releasing the names of the juveniles.

All the suspects were charged with three counts of Aggravated Robbery. Additional charges are pending.   

 

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