Two Peoria women robbed at gunpoint

By WEEK Reporter

Two Peoria women robbed at gunpoint

July 23, 2013 Updated Jul 23, 2013 at 11:43 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Peoria police are investigating the armed robbery of two women that occurred on Monday night.

The victims, both 18-years-old, told police they were walking home from the 900 block of Third Street. When they got to the 1500 block of W. Adrian G Hinton, they were approached by a group of five to six black males.

One of the males pulled a gun and demanded that the victims give over their belongings. One of the victims pulled a knife to try and defend herself, but was pistol whipped. She had her phone taken by the armed suspect.

The second victim was struck several times by one of the suspects and had her purse and phone taken. The suspects then fled eastbound on Adrian Hinton.

There are no known suspects in this crime.