A 69-year-old woman was robbed of as much as $200,000 in jewelry, cash and other items by a group of young men in front of a North Michigan Avenue department store this afternoon, authorities said.
A victim was robbed of her possessions in the 700 block of North Michigan Avenue about 12:20 p.m., said Police News Affairs Officer Ronald Gaines.
The victim was not injured in the robbery, Gaines said.
Gaines had no information on suspect descriptions, or the amount taken in the robbery.
The woman, age 69, was robbed by a group of at least three and as many and eight young men, law enforcement sources said. A detailed description was not available.
The woman told police the group surrounded her, and demanded her money and jewelry.
The robbers took several thousand dollars in cash and several pieces of jewelry, including one diamond brooch valued at about $50,000, authorities said. The woman told police the value of the items, including the jewelry, cash and her purse, was as much as $200,000, sources said.
Area Central detectives were investigating.
-Chicago Tribune Reporting