PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —Upper Darby Police on Monday announced a break in a series of violent armed robberies that took place in the township over the last two weeks.
Police have charged 16-year-old Kemonie McKee of Philadelphia as an adult.
Police say McKee and 17-year-old Syniah Martinez robbed two cab drivers within hours of each other in a residential neighborhood near 69th Street.
“How do you get into the head of a 16-year-old?” Superintendent Michael Chitwood said. “I mean she’s a baby committing adult crimes.”
The crime spree began June 19.
In each crime, the cab drivers were held at gunpoint.
Days later, an 86-year-old woman and a 52-year-old woman, who were both visiting from Ecuador, reportedly lost almost $1,000 in a robbery on Kent Road.
When the 86-year-old tried to resist, she got a pistol forced into her chest.
Police say McKee and Martinez are responsible.
“They were terrorizing people – I mean how do you rob an 86 year old woman!” Chitwood said. “Give me a break.”
In one of the cases, the teens allegedly had assistance from a getaway driver.
It was somewhat of a lucky break for officers as they were led down a whole other path. The car was stolen in a carjacking in Philadelphia during the robbery of a pizza driver, several days prior.