Friday, January 05, 2018

COPS: Three Teens Mug Woman In Lincoln Square, Flee In Stolen Car

Three juveniles are facing charges after they mugged a woman in Lincoln Square and fled in a stolen car, police said.

The victim was walking near her home in the 4500 block of North Leavitt when she was jumped and robbed of her purse around 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, police said. Three offenders got into a blue sedan and sped away.

Officers tracked pings from the victim’s phone for several minutes and found the get-away car in the 5000 block of North Lawndale. All three occupants were arrested after a short foot pursuit, according to a police spokesman.

Police later learned that the car that had been reported stolen on December 30.

According to police:
• A 16-year-old girl is charged with felony robbery and misdemeanor criminal trespass to vehicle
• A 16-year-old boy is charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass to vehicle and misdemeanor theft of lost or mislaid property
• A 15-year-old boy is charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass to vehicle
No further information was available about the offenders because they are juveniles.
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