The incidents occurred late last month, on the afternoons of July 22 and July 24 on Chicago’s West Side.
The purported victim, a 68-year-old woman from Homewood, told authorities she was accosted by about a dozen African American men while walking in the 700 block of North Michigan around noon Wednesday in front of Saks Fifth Avenue.
Police have issued a community alert for the residents of one Near West Side area after some incidents where a group of young men grabbed people on the street and forcibly robbed them.
Joe Pirelli doesn’t remember much about being attacked on the street in his Near North neighborhood in north suburban Waukegan the night of July 27, but his face bears the testimony — five days after the beating, purple discoloration lingered around his eyes, and separate lines of stitches zigzagged across his forehead.
Two days after warning the public about the theft of electronic devices on Green Line trains, police arrested four suspects Thursday, the youngest being a 10-year-old boy.
Two Evanston Township High School students are accused of knocking several students to the ground and taking their cell phones in the hallways of the school.