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Surveillance Images Show Teens Attacking, Robbing Women In The Loop

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Oct 27, 2016 4:31PM

Police are still looking for a group of teenagers who have allegedly attacked and robbed women in the Loop this month.

According to a police alert first issued last week and updated Wednesday, a group of teens has targeted women walking alone at night in the Loop, near Millennium Park. Police released five photos taken from surveillance cameras (above) that show the Van Buren Street robbery in progress. In the images, a group of four teens who appear to be girls can be seen grabbing the jacket and purse of a woman on the street as she tries to walk away and is knocked on the ground. As we wrote last week:

In at least three incidents, a female offender was struck a victim in the head, then between four and seven more attackers jumped in, hitting and throwing kicks, before fleeing. In each case, the victim was a lone woman walking in public in the evening. The muggers have stolen cell phones, backpacks and tablets from victims, according to police.

The incidents occurred at the following dates, times and locations:
100 block of Nort Michigan Avenue, on October 16 at 9:00 p.m.
200 block of East Randolph Street, on October 16 at 9:12 p.m.
0-100 block of East Van Buren Street, on October 19 at 10:00 p.m.

The group of assailants is between five and eight male and female teens, according to police.