Women robbed on Brown Line at Armitage, Paulina this week

Police are investigating two separate robberies of women on the Brown Line during evening hours this week. No one is in custody.

Most recently, three offenders robbed a woman at the Armitage Brown Line station around 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday. One of the robbers implied that they were armed and one reportedly told the victim, “if you keep running after us, we’ll beat your face in.”

Police said the robbers were two black males and a black female who were all about 15-years-old. They were last seen running southbound on Bissell. One of the males wore a Boston Bruins jacket and the other wore a gray hoodie. The female wore a purple or maroon-colored jacket, the witness said.

On Tuesday evening, another woman was robbed at the Paulina station. The victim said two male offenders took the woman’s belongings and fled down the stairs around 8:20 p.m.

Witnesses said one robber was a black male who wore a maroon coat and the other was a black male who wore a black coat with a circle and “x” on it. Both offenders, who were described as “young,” fled southbound on Paulina.

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