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Three women, teenage girl charged with Near North Side robbery

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Updated: February 25, 2013 11:25AM

Three woman and a 14-year-old girl have been charged with robbing two other Sunday morning on the Near North Side.

The suspects approached two 21-year-old women, who were walking in the 0-100 block of East Grand about 1:10 a.m. Sunday, police said.

The suspects became involved in a physical altercation with the women before robbing them of personal items and fleeing, police said.

Near North District officers were able to arrest the suspects, who were positively identified by the victims and witnesses, police said.

Charged with one felony count each of robbery and one misdemeanor count each of battery were Erica D. Riley, 18, of the 16700 block of Butterfield Drive in Country Club Hills; Leah E. Robinson, 22, of the 6900 block of South Oglesby; and Aliyah L. Thompson, 22, of the 8500 block of South University. A 14-year-old girl was also charged as a juvenile.

Riley, Robinson and Thompson are scheduled to appear Monday in bond court. The 14-year-old will appear in juvenile court.

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