Sisters Pistol-Whipped During Chinatown Robbery

CHICAGO (CBS) — Two women were pistol-whipped during a robbery early Thursday in the Chinatown neighborhood on the South Side.

The women, ages 26 and 31, were walking at 1:47 a.m. through an alley in the 2400 block of South Wentworth when two males exited a silver SUV nearby and announced a robbery, according to Chicago Police.

The women were then struck in the face and head with the butt of a pistol, police said. The suspects took a bag of items, a purse and an undisclosed amount of cash, then jumped back in the SUV, which sped away.

A police source said the women are sisters. They refused medical attention.

Area Central detectives were investigating the violent robbery.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2017. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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