Chicago crime: Michigan Avenue charges, armed robbery on Magnificent Mile in Streeterville, police say

CHICAGO (WLS) – A 16-year-old girl has been charged with armed robberies on the Magnificent Mile, police said.

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Police said the girl was arrested Wednesday night at 7:01 p.m. in the 700 block of North Michigan Avenue. About 30 minutes before the arrest, the girl entered and stole goods from retail stores in the 600 and 700 blocks of North Michigan Avenue. She and another offender took items from the Zara store around 6:30 p.m. When employees approached them, one of the offenders held up a tasers and they both fled, police said. The couple later entered the Nike store and started picking up items when a security guard confronted them.

The 16-year-old then hit the 27-year-old security guard with a Taser, police said. The responding officers took her into custody and was charged with two counts of armed robbery with a dangerous weapon and one count of aggravated bodily harm.

The security guard was treated and released on the spot, police said. Police did not provide further information about the incident.

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