Three teens charged with attacking, trying to rob woman in Lincoln Park

Three juveniles, including a 14-year-old, are charged with battering and trying to rob a woman in Lincoln Park on Thursday evening, Jan. 9.

A 27-year-old woman told police that a group of males attacked her as she walked on the 1000 block of West Willow around 6:10 p.m. One of the offenders told the woman that she was being robbed as others knocked her to the ground and tried to grab her valuables, police said.

When the attackers were unable to get the woman’s property away from her, they began kicking her and then they ran away toward the North-Clybourn Red Line station, according to a CPD spokesperson.

Officers arrested the offenders at the train station minutes later.

Three boys, ages 14, 16, and 17, are charged with felony attempted robbery and misdemeanor theft of services. The 16-year-old is also charged with retail theft from an unrelated case.

No further information is available about the offenders because they are juveniles.

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