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Armed Robbers Steal Teen's iPhone: Police

Anthony McGee, 18, is accused of putting a knife to the victim's throat during the robbery.

A man who put a knife to the throat of a 16-year-old boy to steal his iPhone -- only to throw it away a short while later -- was arrested Tuesday night, Joliet Police Cmdr. Rich Demick said.

Anthony M. McGee, 18, and two other suspects are accused of accosting the teen at about 9:45 p.m. as he was walking in the 2300 block of Wesmere Parkway, near Caton Farm Road. The trio pulled up in a red Pontiac Grand Prix and surrounded him, Demick said.

McGee was the ringleader, demanding that the victim "give me everything you've got" and placing a knife on his throat, Demick said.

After they fled, the teen was able to give police a description of the car, which officers stopped about 35 minutes later in the 6900 block of Bitterroot Drive. McGee gave officers permission to search his vehicle, where they recovered the knife, Demick said.

The victim was later able to identify both McGee and the knife used in the incident, he said.

McGee, of 2001 Great Falls, which is in Joliet but has a Plainfield address, later admitted to police that he didn't keep the stolen phone. Instead, he threw it out the car window, Demick said.

While the suspect was forthcoming about several things, he would not reveal the names of his two cohorts, who are still being sought, he said.

McGee is being held at the Will County jail in lieu of $200,000 bond.

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Lysa Heaton February 14, 2013 at 02:47 PM
Utterly horrific!! I truly don't even know what to say.
Luanne February 14, 2013 at 03:21 PM
Punks! Hope their parents deal with them properly. Sickening.
Rev February 14, 2013 at 04:20 PM
At 18 he is an adult, parents should have dealt with him before this. Now, let him deal with the legal system and hopefully learn before he attempts this against a armed victim.
Dave D February 14, 2013 at 04:54 PM
Stupid punk!!! I hope he enjoys his jail time.
Randy Wayne February 14, 2013 at 07:59 PM
Look in his eyes - there's NOBODY HOME. This kid will spend the rest of his life in and out of jail....
jono 100 February 14, 2013 at 08:09 PM
Looks like Moe from the three stooges.
joe February 15, 2013 at 03:06 AM
Thank God there is no CCW in IL or this punk could have been shot by the person he held a knife to. That would have been just terrible. Gosh he also didn't commit this crime in front of the police either or they could have helped.
Hugo February 15, 2013 at 03:46 AM
CCW doesn't really apply to 16 year olds...
Sources February 15, 2013 at 04:30 AM
all that just for a damn iPhone? kid must be desperate.
Amanda February 16, 2013 at 10:05 AM
This kid was in one of my classes freshman year and always asked me for my Midol. It was awkward.
Ric February 16, 2013 at 05:29 PM
Lysa, my comment has nothing to do with this article except self defense.The first rule of self defense is don't put your self in a bad situation. So I am suggesting it is ok to present your comments but unsafe to leave name and picture. I do beleive that people are good but I also think we should practice self defense. Kind if like defensive driving .
a friend February 22, 2013 at 03:15 AM
You shouldnt beleive everything you read. This story is not accurate, proper research should be done with accurate reporting of the victims complaint.
Elvis Presley March 20, 2013 at 04:48 PM
Some people are so gullible and believe everything the press writes as it is written. When this kid gets proven innocent I hope u all feel like idiots! These are the same people that believe Elvis is still alive.

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