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Boy mugged by group of teens near Ogilvie Transportation Center

Updated: August 3, 2011 9:48PM

A 15-year-old boy was mugged at gunpoint and struck on the head by a group of teens near the Ogilvie Transportation Center in the West Loop on Tuesday evening.

The incident happened about 6:30 p.m. near an alley on the 100 block of North Clinton Street, according to police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.

The victim was approached by a group of seven male teens, Mirabelli said.

One, who was armed with a handgun, approached the victim and demanded his money, according to police. A second teen struck the victim on the back of his head, Mirabelli said.

The group got the boy¹s cell phone, cash and a bus card, Mirabelli said.

Police are asking that anyone who may have seen the robbery and can provide a description of the offenders call Belmont Area detectives. Additionally, if anyone sees someone matching the description of the suspects, they should call police.

The offender with the gun was described as a black male with a dark complexion, about 19, 6-foot-1 and 170 pounds with brown eyes and black hair in dreadlocks.

The offender who struck the boy in the head was described as a black male between 15 and 18 with brown eyes and black hair, also in dreadlocks. He is about 5-foot-11 and 150 pounds, and was wearing dark blue jean shorts and a T-shirt that had the word ³ENYCE² in rhinestones, Mirabellli said.

The other offenders were described only as black males believed to be in their teens.

No one was in custody as of late Wednesday morning, and Belmont Area detectives are investigating.

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