A gang of violent teens is reportedly on the loose in Chicago and is allegedly responsible for a rash of recent random attacks near the downtown core.
As CBS Local Chicago reports:
CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Police on Monday night were warning anyone walking downtown or in the South Loop to stay alert after a series of attacks and robberies.
Investigators have linked those attacks and robberies to a group of teens. They have happened to people who have simply been walking down State Street and Michigan Avenue between Balbo Avenue and the Chicago River.
And it does not matter if you are alone or in a group. Police said the youngsters are attacking and stealing from people at all hours.
On State Street near Van Buren Street, a woman waiting for a bus was surrounded by eight to nine teenagers overnight. They pulled out a BB gun and then beat the woman over the head with the pistol, leaving her hurt on the ground.
Could the dark truth now be that many of America’s most famous streets are now less safe than those we left behind in Afghanistan?