Robbers “As Young As 12” Target Woman Near State Street Bridge

The woman was robbed in the 300 block of North State near Marina City, police said.

A woman was knocked to the ground, threatened, and robbed in River North Sunday night by two offenders who may have been as young as 12-years-old, police said. No one is in custody.

The 23-year-old victim was walking near Marina City in the 300 block of North State Street around 10:30 p.m. That’s when two unknown male offenders approached and demanded that she give up all of her personal belongings. The two then grabbed the woman and knocked her to the ground, according to a police spokesman.

When the woman tried to fight back, one of the offenders stated, “pull out the gun,” prompting the woman to end her resistance, police said. The duo took the woman’s property and fled south across the State Street bridge into the Loop.

The woman pursued the robbers at a distance, but lost them near the Goodman Theater at 170 North Dearborn.

Police said both offenders appeared to be under the age of 15, with one being as young as 12-years-old. The younger suspect was described as black, heavyset, and was last seen wearing a gray hoodie. Police said the older suspect is also black, and is taller and thinner than the first offender.

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