Boy, 16, robbed women inside downtown parking garages, Chicago police say

A 16-year-old boy is charged with mugging three women during separate robberies inside downtown Chicago parking garages, according to Chicago police. We first told you about the robbery pattern last week. Now, CPD says they arrested the teenager on Thursday afternoon to face charges.

He is accused of punching, pepper-spraying, and robbing a 25-year-old woman inside a garage in the 200 block of West Washington around 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, police said. The teen tried to use the woman’s credit card at a store in the Loop that same afternoon.

Two of the robberies occurred inside parking garages that are across the street from each other in the 200 block of West Washington. | Google

On February 1, he allegedly implied he had a gun while robbing another woman on the 11th floor of another parking garage directly across the street.

The first robbery that police linked to the teen occurred at 10:08 a.m. on January 26 inside a parking garage on Randolph Street, just east of State Street, according to CPD records.

CPD did not elaborate on how detectives identified the teenager as the robber.

He is charged with three counts of robbery, two counts of identity theft, and aggravated battery in a public place.

Officials did not release his identity because he is under 18.

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