Police: Woman’s report of Michigan Ave. robbery is untrue

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A 68-year-old woman claimed she was robbed of more than a $100,000 in jewelry on the Magnificent Mile. saksfifthdowntown

Now, Chicago police say she lied.

Investigators determined, the woman made up her story about being attacked and robbed by eight young men Wednesday afternoon on Michigan Avenue.

The woman said she didn’t call out for help because she was afraid she’d be hurt.

But police checked surveillance video, and found no evidence of a robbery.

CPD issued a statement saying, “Chicago Police have determined that the reported Michigan Ave robbery of a 68-year-old woman Wednesday is unfounded.  Detectives confronted the victim with inconsistencies between her account of the incident and recovered video, and learned that the story was not true.”

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  • Thomas

    Still, too many young thugs preying on the innocent. Time to give them serious jail time, not some misdemeanor slap on the wrist

  • Jane

    Anyone else not connected and rich and White would have been charged with making a false report and obstruction of justice. That woman wasted tax dollars, human resources, and media airtime. She also negatively affected Magnificent Mile revenue and tourism. Absolutely the worst is her lack of apology to the many African American men who were stopped and frisked, questioned, challenged, humiliated, and greeted with ill will by Chicago police because of her defamation. This lousy attempt at insurance fraud hurt many people. It is not a victimless crime. The sociopath is a bad citizen and a criminal. Playing the crazy, off-her-meds, dementia card should not excuse a thorough investigation into her background for other suspicious financial scams. The benefit of establishing a police record is that when she attempts this game again (and she will if she gets away with it), insurance companies, retail stores, law enforcement, and the local populace will be able to take steps to protect themselves from her lack of conscience.