Women targeted by group of teens in North Side robberies

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police said two women were violently robbed by a small group of teenagers during daylight hours in River North and Wicker Park.

Police said a 33-year-old woman reported three boys and one girl got out of a van and approached her while she was walking in the 500-block of West Huron around 6:20 p.m. on Nov. 27. The robbers struck the woman and took her purse before fleeing.

A short time later, police responded to another robbery in the 1300-block of North Bosworth where a 36-year-old woman reported she was walking when two boys and one girl got out of a van and knocked her to the ground. One of the boys struck the victim in the face then took her purse, police said.

Both victims refused medical attention. Police said the offenders were described as between 15 and 20 years old. No one is in custody; Area North is investigating.