A 17-year-old was arrested Sunday evening in Elgin and charged with attempted armed robbery after brandishing a pellet gun and demanding money, police said.
Officers responded to a call at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the area of Kimball Street and Grove Avenue, Elgin Police Cmdr. Ana Lalley said Wednesday in a news release. A male victim told police he had just left an event in the area and was walking back to his vehicle with family members when he was approached by several people.
One of the people pushed the victim to the ground, displayed a handgun and demanded money, the victim said. The victim did not comply with the demand and the offenders fled on foot. The victim suffered minor injuries to his arm that did not require medical attention.
A short time later, police officers stopped three people in the 400 block of Brook Street and determined that one them, a 17-year-old juvenile, was the offender. Officers recovered the pellet gun and the juvenile was transported to the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center.