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3 Charged With Beating, Robbing Men In South Shore

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Kenon Jackson, 19, is charged along with two boys, ages 12 and 16, with robbing and beating two men in South Shore. (Credit: Chicago Police)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — A 12-year-old boy is one of the three suspects charged with beating and robbing two men this week in the South Shore neighborhood.

The 12-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy were each charged with robbery, police said. Kenon Jackson, 19, of the 7600 block of South Coles Avenue, was also charged with robbery, aggravated robbery and aggravated battery of a person more than 60 years old.

Because the other suspects are juveniles, Jackson is the only one who is identified.

The first attack occurred at 8:20 p.m. Tuesday near the Kingston St. Medical Center at 2541 E. 75th St. near the intersection with Kingston Avenue.

In the attack, several assailants knocked a 63-year-old man down and stole his iPhone, then kicked him in the face after he fell, according to police News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak.

Ten minutes later and just a few blocks away at 7667 S. South Shore Dr., a 45-year-old man was walking on the sidewalk when the suspects came up and punched him in the mouth, according to Kubiak.

The victim fell to the ground, and the suspects took his wallet out of his pants pocket and ran off.

Jackson is scheduled to appear for a bond hearing later Thursday.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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