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3 charged in Niles robbery of Skokie woman

By Jonathan Bullington

Tribune reporter

 

Three people have been arrested and charged with felonies in connection with the Sunday robbery of a Skokie woman in a Niles parking lot, police said.

The woman, 41, told police she was walking at about 7:30 p.m. in a retail parking lot in the 5600 block of Touhy Avenue when two women approached her from behind, Niles police said in a release. One of the women tried to grab her purse, authorities said.

The Skokie woman resisted, at which time she was hit in the face with a metal coffee cup, police said. They continued to struggle, police said, with the Skokie woman yelling, “Let go and get away.”

The robbers were able to make off with about $100 that fell out of the woman’s purse during the struggle, police said, and were seen leaving the area in a silver minivan.

Niles detectives found a vehicle matching the description given by the Skokie woman and witnesses, and tracked it to a Park Ridge home in the 800 block of West Touhy Avenue, police said.

Inside, authorities found Jennifer L. Braden, 30, who police said was the person who hit the Skokie woman in the face and tried to take her purse.

Braden was arrested and eventually charged with one felony count of armed robbery without a firearm, police said.

Niles police investigators said they determined two other people were involved in planning the robbery: Scott McWhorter, 33, and Jennifer Stoeckel, 32, both of Arlington Heights.

McWhorter and Stoeckel were arrested at an Arlington Heights motel, police said, and each were charged with one felony count of armed robbery without a firearm.

All three are expected to appear in court Feb. 6 in Skokie. They could not be reached for comment.

 

jbullington@tribune.com | Twitter: @jbtribune

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5 Comments to “3 charged in Niles robbery of Skokie woman”

    esco said:
    January 30, 2014 at 8:31 PM

    Lumpheads all..

    Choi said:
    January 30, 2014 at 9:16 PM

    Trailor trash would be a compliment for these three.

    Martin said:
    January 30, 2014 at 11:05 PM

    Definition of Lowlifes

    Shane said:
    January 31, 2014 at 12:58 AM

    Those are two of fugliest "women" I've ever seen! They look like drag queen meth addicts!

    Lynn said:
    February 21, 2014 at 4:36 AM

    It's sad when we can't safely walk the streets without such incidents as this occurring.The crime and violence we hear about on a daily basis will soon be replaced with peace and security by means of God's government.We should all look forward to that day.

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