UPDATE: A 16-year-old boy is in police custody and is facing charges in connection with robbing the Magic Dollar Plus store, 1007 Washington Ave., on Feb. 3, and Midtown Market, 1229 11th St., on Jan. 30, according to a press release by the Racine Police Department.

The boy is expected to be charged as an adult by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday, Feb. 10.

Original Story: Racine Police are searching for two male suspects in an armed robbery that happened at 10:57 p.m. Feb. 3 at Magic Dollar Plus, 1007 Washington Ave., according to a press release by the Racine Police Department.

The two suspects allegedly went into the store, one of them had a long gun and the other had a handgun. Both of them pointed the weapons at two store employees and demanded cash from the store. The employees gave the suspects an undisclosed amount of cash and the two males fled the scene.

The first suspect is described as a Hispanic male, about 16- to 20-years old, five-foot seven-inches to five-foot 10-inches tall, and weighing 160 to 180 pounds. The male was last seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, black pants and black shoes, with a red bandana covering his face.

The second suspect is described as a black male, 16 to 20 years old, five-foot 10-inches to six-foot tall, and weighing 130 to 160 pounds. The male was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt and camouflage pants.

To make an anonymous tip, call Crime Stoppers at 636-9330, or contact them via web at http://racine.crimestoppersweb.com, or text RACS plus the message to CRIMES (274637) and referring to Tipsoft I.D. #TIP417 with your text.

Love what we do?

In addition to our education features, we’ll be kicking off a series of stories highlighting how parents, students, and educators are adapting to the impact of COVID-19 on education. If this is important to you, please consider donating to our education reporting fund. https://business.facebook.com/donate/1846323118855149/3262802717172659/

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.