12-year-old among 3 robbed Friday evening in Old Town, Streeterville

Approximate locations of the attacks.

Three people ranging in age from 12 to 55 were robbed in a series of assaults stretching from Old Town to Streeterville on Friday afternoon. No one is in custody.

Two of the robberies were reported in the Old Town neighborhood:

• A 12-year-old boy was jumped and robbed by a man who took his phone in the 1600 block of North Sedgwick around 4:30 p.m., police said. The offender, described as a black male in his teens who stands 6’3” tall, was wearing a black t-shirt. He fled eastbound on Eugenie after robbing the boy.

• Police said a 29-year-old woman was battered and robbed by two men who took her property in the 1700 block of North Wells around 6:40 p.m. One of the offenders was a 6’3”-tall black male in his teens who was wearing a black t-shirt. The other robber was a black male who stands about 5’8” tall. He wore a blue t-shirt, the woman said.

The third robbery was reported in Streeterville:

• A 55-year-old woman was walking in the 800 block of North Lake Shore Drive when two men battered her and took her property. The men then jumped into a nearby vehicle—possibly a gray Hyundai Sonata—that was occupied by four other people and fled south on LSD. Police said the two offenders were black males. One wore a white hoodie with black clothing. The other wore a black hoodie with black clothing. 

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