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Spike in armed robberies by teens with no prior record

CINCINNATI (Angela Ingram) -- A rash of armed robberies in part of the tri-state is revealing a disturbing trend.
    
Police say they're being committed by teens with no prior record.  Local 12's Angela Ingram has a warning from police to parents. 

One of the robberies happened at a small market in Walnut Hills.  Police say there is a greater likelihood that teens without a record will make poor decisions and end up facing felony charges by adults. 

Police are seeing a spike in teen robberies and the suspects are no longer starting with small crimes.  Last week two teens pointed a gun at a man on Obryon street and robbed him.  Again, police were dealing with suspects with no prior record.  

Now that Cincinnati Public Schools are almost out of the summer police have serious concerns that more young people may follow this disturbing trend.  Police want parents to find activities to keep their teens busy.
  
Police say they are in the process of analyzing the information and want to figure out the reasons why these teens are skipping petty crimes and going straight for violent crimes with guns.


   
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