CHICAGO — A 13-year-old “Kia Boy” faces felony charges after three women were robbed while walking near Lake Shore Drive in Lakeview on Saturday evening, Chicago police say.
Three robbers exited a 2019 Kia Sportage and robbed the women at gunpoint in the 500 block of West Hawthorne around 10:08 p.m. A police spokesperson said two of the victims complied, but the third refused, prompting one of the robbers to hit her in the head with a handgun.
The robbers fled in the stolen Kia, and the women, two aged 22 and another 23 years old, took an Uber to St. Joseph Hospital so the injured woman could be treated.
Meanwhile, the Kia made its way to the 1700 block of West Sunnyside in Ravenswood. There, one of them got out and stole a 2015 Hyundai sedan, a separate police report said.
Chicago police officers spotted the car used in the robbery as it headed toward Lake Shore Drive after the auto theft. The officers terminated the pursuit because the driver was being reckless.
But the Kia didn’t get far. Illinois State Police troopers found the car downtown and engaged it in a pursuit. Two people bailed out of the Kia in a parking garage near Wells Street and Ida B. Wells around 11:20 p.m.
Police arrested the 13-year-old driver, but the passenger escaped. The third suspect, who stole the Hyundai in Ravenswood, is also at large.
A CPD spokesperson said the 13-year-old is charged with aggravated possession of a stolen motor vehicle, felony criminal damage to property, and aggravated fleeing from police more than 21 mph over the speed limit with a prior conviction.
The suspect who escaped in the Loop was described as a Black male in his teems who wore a pink hoodie with red shoes or red socks.