'Rowdy' Robber Allegedly Smacked Woman's Buttocks

By Erin Meyer and Emily Morris  on February 25, 2013 7:34am  | Updated on February 25, 2013 3:05pm

CHICAGO — A woman who was allegedly robbed by a foursome of females on the North Side this weekend said that one of the thieves slapped her with an open hand on the bottom before stealing her friend's purse.

"I don't know what their intention was," said the 21-year-old woman on Monday. "They were just really rowdy."

The four females, including a 14-year-old girl, allegedly ganged up on the woman and her friend, also 21, as they were heading home after attending a birthday party in the neighborhood. 

The two victims were walking in the first block of East Grand Avenue about 1 a.m. when they were approached by the alleged robbers, police said. Cops said the suspects, who ranged in age from 14 to 22, got into a fight with the victims before robbing one of them and fleeing.

One of the alleged robbers pulled the victim's hair and knocked her to the ground and another woman began beating her, according to court records.

The victim said she and her friend were both "fine physically, just shaken up."

The suspects were later arrested at the Subway located at 16 W. Ohio St., according to court records.

The alleged robbers were identified by the victims and witnesses, police said. All four were charged with felony robbery and one count of misdemeanor battery.

The name of the 14-year-old girl, who was charged as a juvenile, was not released. 

Her co-defendants appeared in Cook County Bond Court Monday before Judge Israel Desierto. He set bond for Leah E. Robinson, 22, of the 6900 block of South Oglesby Avenue at $50,000.

Erica D. Riley, 18, of the 16700 block of Butterfield Drive in suburban Country Club Hills, and Aliyah L. Thompson, 22, of the 8500 block of South University Avenue were both ordered held on $25,000 bond.

 

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