Group of teens beat, robbed woman in Uptown, police say

A group of juveniles attacked and robbed a 54-year-old woman as she walked in Uptown on Saturday evening, police said. Three teens were arrested and charged — two 15-year-olds and a 14-year-old.

The woman was walking in the 4500 block of North Sheridan when one of the teens grabbed some cash from her hand, and two others began beating her around 9:52 p.m., according to CPD Officer Jessica Rocco. A police report said the group got away with just $13.

Police searched the area for six suspects and detained three near Clarendon Park around 10 p.m. The victim, who declined medical attention, identified them as the robbers, and police took the trio into custody, a CPD report said. Two girls that the victim saw with the boys were not found.

All three of the arrested teens are charged with felony robbery, Rocco said. One of the 15-year-olds is also charged with misdemeanor battery.

Saturday’s robbery was the second of the week in the immediate area.

On Monday afternoon, a group of offenders hit a woman in the head and knocked her to the ground on the 4500 block of North Broadway, according to a police report. That victim told police that two men and a woman hit her in the head with a hard object and tried to rob her around 4 p.m. She said the offenders were unable to get anything from her and they ran away. Monday’s robbery took place just a few hundred feet away from Saturday’s incident.

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