Boys 14 and 15 accused of injuring senior during robberyTwo boys, 14 and 15, snatched a purse from a 72-year-old woman last month, knocking her down and causing her to suffer shattered pelvic bones and two broken toes in the East Beverly neighborhood on the city’s Far South Side.
Both boys were in court today before Judge Lana Johnson, who placed them on curfew and released them to their parents. Prosecutors had asked that they be held.
The boys were cited in a juvenile petition with robbery, aggravated battery causing great bodily harm to a senior citizen, aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, aggravated battery on the public way, and theft.
The incident happened about 4:30 p.m. on July 25 near 103rd Street and the Metra tracks as the woman was taking a shortcut through an alley.
17 year old charged following North Avenue Beach robbery
Keith B. Clough, 17, of the 9300 block of South Perry Avenue, was charged late Sunday night with one count of felony robbery.
The women, 25, 26 and 27, were enjoying a "chariot" bicycle ride when a group of male and female teenagers jumped onto the bike and refused to get off.
The teens began harassing the women and "took turns" jumping onto the chariot cycle. At one point, one of the teens molested one of the women.
Clough is accused of grabbing an iPhone 4 from the hand of one of the women and running away with it on a bike path toward the lake. That woman ran after him but could not catch up to him.
The others in the group fled the scene and were not arrested.
No injuries were reported.
Clough was arrested at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the 1100 block of North Lake Shore Drive after the women identified him as the person who took the iPhone
2 men in women's clothing among 5 arrested after trying to steal bike on Blue LineFive people are in custody this morning, including two males possibly dressed in wigs and mini-skirts, after they tried to take a man's bicycle and messenger bag while on a Blue Line train this morning.
The incident began about 6:15 a.m. when the 50-year-old bicycle messenger was on the train with his bicycle and bag as the group approached him while the train was at about the 400 block of South Clinton Street.
Members of the group tried to yank the bike away from the man but he resisted. Instead, some took the man's messenger bag.
After taking the bag, the group ran off the train at the Van Buren and Wacker Drive stop with the bicycle messenger chasing after them.
Someone else had called 911 to report the incident and a police vehicle from the Central Police District was dispatched to the area,.
The messenger waved down the police officer and pointed out several members of the group to the officer. The officer arrested three of them near Van Buren Street and Wacker Drive and put them in handcuffs.
The same officer soon managed to find the remaining two members of the group and arrested them at Washington Street and Wabash Avenue.
The group included two 19-year-old men, a 20-year-old man, and a 17-year-old boy and girl. Two of the males in the group were wearing women's clothing.
Preliminary information indicated that at least two of the males were wearing pink wigs and mini-skirts.