Racine police say a teenage boy robbed his neighbor at gunpoint early Saturday morning after waking her up, and both of them ended up in custody.
Tevin Cagle, 17, was charged Monday in Racine County Circuit Court with one felony count each of armed
According to the criminal complaint, a woman shortly after 6 a.m. Saturday called police to tell them her neighbor woke her up to rob her at gunpoint using a black gun with pink trim. She said the boy – Cagle – forced her to get up and followed her around her apartment looking for money that she told him she didn’t have. When officers arrived, the woman said she asked why Cagle was robbing her, and he told the woman she was lucky it was just him and not “the other girl who sent him.”
Police say they located Cagle in his home wearing the clothes described by the robbery victim, but he denied leaving the house all night. When he was placed into custody, he turned uncooperative and refused to answer questions. He yelled that “she set this all up” and that he would harm an officer’s wife.
The woman who was robbed reported to police that she was missing $910 from her purse, the complaint reads, and that she believes Cagle took it while he had the gun pointed at her back while she looked for money in various locations in her home. Officers ended up taking the woman into custody because she had an active warrant out of the Oconomowoc Police Department.
Cagle remains in the Racine County Jail on a $1,500 cash bail. He will next be in court March 10 for his preliminary hearing.