An 87-year-old man practicing golf in Elgin over the weekend was beaten by three teens with his own golf clubs, police said.
The man was near the baseball field in Wing Park and putting his clubs in the trunk at about 7:35 a.m. Saturday when two 15-year-old boys and one 16-year-old boy stole his clubs and struck him in the face and head, police said.
"He was out practicing by himself when he saw some folks coming his way. It looked like they had some issues," said Dan O'Shea of the Elgin Police Department.
The man was able to get into his car and drive away from the teens. He was treated at the scene for his injuries, police said, and didn't require treatment at a hospital.
"I talked to his son and he said he is doing OK. Just a few bruises," golfer Lloyd Barber said.
The offenders fled the area with the clubs, police said, and patrol officers found them a short time later in the area of Clifford Court.
Each suspect was charged with one count of armed robbery, robbery of a victim over 60 and aggravated battery of a victim over 60. The teens' names were not released.
The teens were transported to the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center.