CHICAGO — Four teenage potential suspects have been taken into custody after a series of robberies within a four-hour span Sunday.
Chicago police said the three teenage boys and teen girl, all between the ages of 13 and 14, fit the descriptions in some of the incidents, But the victims' of the robberies were not completely certain if the teens were those involved.
Police first reported robberies Sunday evening at the following locations:
- 1100 West Dickens Avenue
- 1700 North North Park Avenue
- 1300 North Astor Street
- 400 North Lower Wabash Avenue
The robbery spree started around 5:15 p.m., when a woman was struck in the face and her purse was stolen in the 400 block of North Wabash. She was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and treated for facial injuries.
From there, the crew went to the 1100 block of North Dickens and attempted to steal a woman's wallet, but she was able to get away.
Six minutes later, three males and a female punched and kicked an elderly man, and stole his cellphone in the 1700 block of North Park.
At 8:15 p.m., a man and woman were held at gunpoint as they were unloading items from their vehicle in the 1300 block of North Astor. The male was pushed to the ground by the offenders, who then grabbed a bag of person items from the couple and got into a waiting Jeep.
The offenders then went on to stage four more robberies, three of them in a six-minute period, at the following locations:
- 1700 North Dayton Street
- 200 West Eugenie Street
- 100 West Division Street
- 1100 North Clark Street