Group Mugs Teen at Gunpoint Near Ogilvie

A group of seven approached a 15-year-old boy Tuesday evening, demanded his money and struck him on the back on the head

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    June 6, 2011: Police say a group of between 15 and 20 teenagers on Saturday night attacked a man parking his scooter near Northwestern University's Streeterville campus before robbing another man near the lake.

    A 15-year-old boy was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday evening by a group of seven men and  teens near the Ogilvie Transportation Center, Chicago police confirmed.

    The boy was near an alley at 101 N. Clinton St. when the group approached him, according to Chicago News Affairs. One of the offenders pointed a handgun at the boy and demanded his money and another struck him on the back of the head.

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    The robbers took the victim's money, cell phone and bus card, police said, before fleeing.

    The man holding the gun was described as a 6-foot-1 black male about 19 years old with brown eyes and deadlocks, police said. The teen who struck the boy was said to be a 5-foot-11 black male between 15 and 18 years old, according to police. He was wearing dark jean shorts and a purple shirt with "ENYCE" on the front in rhinestones.

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    The boy was not hospitalized. Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call Chicago Police. 

    Police Supt. Garry McCarthy on Sunday said 33 arrests have been made in connection with recent mob attacks downtown.

    Two young men and a teen were arrested last week in connection with the mob assault of a 16 year old at Chicago and Wabash.

    Other attacks involving several people ganging up on individuals include a Thursday morning attack on the brother of Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, weekend attacks on Chicago Transit Authority buses and others in Streeterville and along the lakefront.

    Three people have been charged in connection with the attacks on CTA buses.