By Mary Chappell
CHICAGO (CBS) — A group of women volunteering for nonprofit My Block, My Hood, My City were robbed while putting up holiday decorations in Bronzeville Saturday, police said.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Wind Chill Advisory In Effect Wednesday Morning
The women, ranging from 30-34 years old, were decorating a fence on the 4800 block of South King Drive at about 3:50 p.m. when a white SUV pulled up and multiple offenders got out of the car and demanded the women’s property, authorities said. They then grabbed women’s belongings and fled.READ MORE: Man Shot And Killed Inside Brighton Park Home
The women were part of a group of volunteers decorating homes along King Drive from 35th to 115th Street as part of the campaign Be a Part of the Light. They put up lights, ornaments and wreaths to make the neighborhoods beautiful and festive for the holiday season.MORE NEWS: Univar Solutions Bringing New Food Laboratory To The Hatchery's West Side Business Incubator
Area One detectives are investigating the incident.