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Teens arrested for armed robberies in Lansing and South Holland

Information provided by the Lansing Police Department

LANSING, Ill. (September 17, 2023) – On Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at 2 p.m., the Lansing Police Department responded to the 18100 block of School Street for the report of an armed robbery.

The victim reported two subjects in a black vehicle approached her, brandished a firearm, and demanded her personal belongings. The vehicle the offenders arrived in was reported stolen from Evergreen Park, IL.

Later in the day, the offenders committed a second armed robbery in South Holland, IL. No victims were injured during these incidents.

With the assistance of the Illinois State Police, Chicago Police, and other area agencies, the offending vehicle was located. After a pursuit, the vehicle became disabled in the 1200 block of 87th Street in Chicago and the occupants were taken into custody.

Investigators from Lansing and South Holland arrested Eddie Payton, 18, Burnham, IL, and a 16-year old juvenile female. The pair were subsequently charged by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office with Armed Robbery for both

Payton has been charged with Armed Robbery, a Class X Felony. The juvenile female has been charged with Armed Robbery and Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, a Class 2 Felony.

Payton is currently being held in custody without bail. The juvenile defendant was transported to the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center.

Additional charges are pending. All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

The Lansing Journal
The Lansing Journal
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  1. Thank you LPD! Crime happened! Criminals caught! Criminals in jails. Maybe that will deter future criminals and let them know they can’t pull that in my town. Again, thank you LPD.


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