Teen passengers rob cabbie in Streeterville

A cab driver crashed her taxi after four juvenile passengers robbed her in Streeterville on Wednesday afternoon, police said. No one is in custody.

The victim, 33, said she picked up the group near Water Tower Place around 4:45 p.m. and then headed toward Lake Shore Drive on Chestnut Street.

As the vehicle neared the lakefront, the group ordered the cabbie to pull over and surrender her valuables, police said. They then exited the vehicle and split up, with two running eastbound on Chestnut and two others running westbound. The victim ran into a fence and a pole as she tried to get away from the group, a witness said.

She was not injured.

The victim said the offenders are three males and one female in their early- to mid-teens. All are black, stand 5’2” to 5’5” tall, and wore black clothing.

Area Central detectives are investigating.

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