2 teens charged in Lincoln Park robbery of 80-year-old woman

Two teens were charged in the robbery of an 80-year-old woman in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. (Chicago Police Department)

Two teen boys were charged in the robbery of an 80-year-old woman on Chicago's North Side. They are accused of knocking her to the ground and stealing her purse.

The boys, who are 16 and 17, were seen around 5:20 p.m. Tuesday running away from the scene in the 1400-block of West Altgeld in the city's Lincoln Park neighborhood.

Unconfirmed reports from witnesses said the suspects had some type of handle or baton in their hands, which was used to push the woman to the ground. Fortunately, the woman was not seriously injured and did not need to go to the hospital.

Their family members turned them in Thursday to police.

The juveniles were charged with felony counts of robbery and aggravated battery to a victim over 60. Their bond and court information wasn't immediately known, police said.

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