Woman, 80, robbed by suspects who may be as young as 12 and 15 in Lincoln Park

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CHICAGO -- An 80-year-old woman was pushed into bushes and robbed of her purse by two young male robbers in Lincoln Park.

Police say the woman was walking in the 1400 block of West Altgeld Street at about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, when she was approached by two robbers, described to be African American, who could be as young as 12 and 15-years-old.

The woman was knocked down into the bushes by the young suspects, who then ran off with her purse.

The robbers, who police describe one as between 12 and 16 years old, and the other between 15 and 21, fled through an alley.

The woman who was robbed is okay.  She declined medical treatment.

No one is in custody.

Chicago detectives are investigating whether the  incident is related to several other robberies in the Lincoln Park area since mid-August.