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3 Women, Teen Charged With Near North Side Robbery

Leah E. Robinson, 22; (Left to right) Aliyah L. Thompson, 22; and Erica D. Riley, 18; are charged with one felony count each of robbery and one misdemeanor count each of battery. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Leah E. Robinson, 22; (Left to right) Aliyah L. Thompson, 22; and Erica D. Riley, 18; are charged with one felony count each of robbery and one misdemeanor count each of battery. (Credit: Chicago Police)

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CHICAGO (STMW) – Three women and a 14-year-old girl have been charged with robbing two other women Sunday morning on the Near North Side.

The suspects approached two 21-year-old women, who were walking in the 0-100 block of East Grand Avenue about 1:10 a.m. Sunday, police said.

The suspects became involved in a physical altercation with the women before robbing them of personal items and fleeing, police said.

Near North District officers were able to arrest the suspects, who were positively identified by the victims and witnesses, police said.

Charged with one felony count each of robbery and one misdemeanor count each of battery were Erica D. Riley, 18, of the 16700 block of Butterfield Drive in Country Club Hills; Leah E. Robinson, 22, of the 6900 block of South Oglesby Avenue; and Aliyah L. Thompson, 22, of the 8500 block of South University Avenue. A 14-year-old girl was also charged as a juvenile.

Riley, Robinson and Thompson are scheduled to appear Monday in bond court. The 14-year-old will appear in juvenile court.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)