Muggings spike near Chicago Red Line station — At least 3 robberies since Friday

Approximate locations of the three robberies

Three people robbed a teenager near the Chicago Red Line station early Wednesday, police said. The teen is at least the third person to be robbed within a one-block radius of the station since Friday.

Most recently, a 17-year-old girl told police that three women got out of a tan vehicle and robbed her at knifepoint on the first block of East Chicago at 12:20 a.m. Wednesday, CPD spokesperson Kellie Bartoli said.

After displaying a knife, the three offenders punched and kicked the victim repeatedly and took her purse, phone, and keys, according to Bartoli. They then returned to the four-door car and fled westbound. The victim declined medical attention.

The three robbers are described as:

  • a Black female with braided red hair who wore a white shirt and jean shorts
  • a Black female with dreadlocks who wore pink leggings and a pink sports bra
  • a Black female who wore a black shirt and had her hair in a bun

Two robberies were reported in the same area on Friday:

Around 1:10 a.m., a group of men attacked and robbed a victim near the corner of Wabash and Chicago. The offenders kicked and punched the victim while he was on the ground, then stole his wallet and shoes, according to police. An ambulance transported the man to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment.

A witness reported that the robbers fled the area on a southbound Red Line train from the Chicago station. The suspects are described as a group of about three Black males who were either shirtless or dressed in white tanks. Some of the men wore baseball hats, the victim said.

Then, around 9:30 p.m., a witness reported seeing a man get robbed near the intersection of Wabash and Pearson. Police met with the victim, but he declined to file a report at the time, according to CPD records.

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