A 15-year-old Florida girl was punched when she tried to help a 51-year-old Michigan woman being robbed Friday night on the Mag Mile by eight juveniles.
Two 15-year-old girls, a 14-year-old girl, a 13-year-old girl, three 15-year-old boys and a 16-year-old boy were arrested and charged with robbery.
One of the 15-year-old girls, who punched the Florida teen who tried to help, also was charged with battery, and one of the boys was additionally charged with theft because police said he had another person's iPhone that had been either lost or stolen earlier Friday at North Avenue Beach.
Their names were not disclosed because they are juveniles, but they all are from Chicago.
According to a police report, about 7 p.m. Friday in the 700 block of North Michigan Avenue, the teens grabbed and held the 51-year-old Muskegon, Mich., victim while one of them took her iPhone from her pocket.
A 15-year-old Florida girl who did not know the victim tried to help the woman but was punched in the face by one of the teens.
Officers who had been called to the scene arrested the group of teens.
Police said one of the boys arrested was found with a black iPhone, which he claimed belonged to his mother, but police found it really belonged to a person who told police he'd either lost it or it had been stolen earlier that day on North Avenue Beach. That boy was charged with theft of lost or mislaid property