10 teens face charges for attacks near Wrigley Field

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CHICAGO -- Ten teenagers were taken into police custody and accused of causing chaos in Wrigleyville after Wednesday night’s Cubs game. Some of the disturbances were caught on surveillance video.

CWB Chicago obtained surveillance video from the 3500 block of North Clark Street showing punches being thrown and scuffles while security guards try to get things under control. Police said ten teenagers between the ages of 13 and 16 were involved.

First, there was a theft reported at a store in the 3600 block of North Broadway Street around 4:20 p.m. Wednesday. Over an hour later, there was a battery involving two victims at a restaurant on Clark and another retail theft reported a block away.

Police said a 35-year-old male witness was threatened with physical harm when he followed the group. Witnesses and victims identified them at the CTA Red Line station at Belmont where officers took 10 teenagers into custody.

All of the teens are now charged with misdemeanor mob action. Two of the teens are also charged with misdemeanor simple assault and three others are charged with retail theft.

Police said no injuries were reported.

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