Teens rob woman on Loop train platform; another woman robbed in Streeterville

A teenage boy faces robbery charges after he allegedly battered and robbed a woman on a Loop “L” platform Wednesday evening. Another woman was robbed about an hour later in Streeterville.

In the first case, a 31-year-old woman was on the Adams/Wabash Green Line platform when the teen punched her in the head and knocked her to the ground around 8:15 p.m., according to a CPD report.

The teen took the woman’s phone, then ran out of the station. Officers arrested him a short time later in the 400 block of South Plymouth, police said. Witnesses reported that at least four other teens were with the offender when he robbed the woman.

Paramedics took the woman to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in fair condition with a head injury.

Then, just after 9 p.m., three men on bikes rode past a woman and stole her purse near the corner of Grand and Fairbanks in Streeterville. The offenders continued westbound on Grand after getting the woman’s bag.

The woman, who was not seriously injured, told police the robbers were three Black males: one wore a black hoodie, one wore a yellow top, and one had a cast on his arm. No arrests were made.

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