A 17-year-old boy is facing felony robbery charges this morning after police said he knocked a 58-year-old woman down and stole her purse Saturday night in the Loop.
The South Side boy was on his way to catch the Megabus to take him to his
father’s Wisconsin home when he knocked the 58-year-old victim over and snatched
her purse about 10:15 p.m. at Adams Street and Wabash Avenue.
The boy fled but police apprehended him about a block away after he’d thrown
the purse into a Dumpster and took the money from it.
The woman identified the boy and he was placed under arrest. The victim, who
was on her way home from work at the time, was not injured and she received her