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Two men and teen boy charged with Waukegan armed robbery, other gun crimes

Two men and a teenage boy have been charged with the armed robbery of a man last week in north suburban Waukegan.

Milton Chalmers, William Neely and the teen are accused of robbing a 56-year-old man at gunpoint Jan. 22 in the 500 block of Archer Avenue in Waukegan, according to a statement from Waukegan police.

All three were charged with armed robbery and aggravated battery with a firearm, police said.

Additionally, the 22-year-old Chalmers is accused of the armed robbery of another person on Dec. 18, and the armed robbery of a Mobil gas station on Jan. 18, police said. He is facing a total of 19 counts, including aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm by a street gang member, armed robbery with discharge of a firearm, and reckless discharge of a firearm.

Neely, 18, is also charged with two counts of unlawful use of a weapon and one count of aggravated discharge of a firearm, police said.

In addition to the robbery charges, the teen is charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm for firing a gun near Bluff Court and St. James Avenue on Dec. 4, according to police.

Chalmers and Neely, who both live in the 500 block of Archer Avenue in Waukegan, are being held at the Lake County Jail, police said. Chalmers’ bond was set at $1.5 million, while Neely is being held on $500,000.

The teen was transported to the Lake County Juvenile Detention Center in Vernon Hills.

William Neely | Waukegan police

William Neely | Waukegan police