Police: Teens Charged After Robbing Women with Toy Guns

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    Toy gun.

    A group of teenagers are accused of robbing two 14-year-old girls near the Cumberland Blue Line Station Thursday night with toy guns, police said.

    Around 7 p.m., police said several teenage boys attempted to rob a 14-year-old girl in the 8700 block of West Bryn Mawr Avenue on the Northwest Side, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan.

    The teens demanded valuables from the woman while displaying “replica handguns,” Sullivan said.

    In a separate incident minutes later, the group robbed another teen in the 5400 block of North East River Road.

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    When police arrived, the group attempted to flee onto a nearby Blue Line train, but were apprehended by the responding officers, Sullivan said.

    Three 15-year-old boys were arrested and charged with counts of armed robbery.

    Most of the victim’s belongings were recovered and an investigation is ongoing, according to authorities.