By Bob Uphues
UPDATED: July 13, 2018 at 12 p.m.
Police are now reporting that the robbery report was fabricated by the alleged victim.
Riverside police reported that two people waiting at a bus stop at the corner of Harlem and Ogden avenues were robbed at gunpoint just before midnight on July 11. No one was hurt during the alleged hold-up.
According to police, the victims were a 17-year-old Berwyn male and an 18-year-old Stickney female. The two were waiting for a southbound bus outside 3722 Harlem Ave. when they were approached by three men, one of whom allegedly pulled out a handgun, pointed it at the male victim's chest and demanded his wallet.
After the victim handed over the wallet, the three men ran into the parking lot of the Loyola Medicine Professional Building and got into a smaller, dark-colored sedan with tinted windows, which drove away in an unknown direction.
The victims delayed reporting the robbery, calling police at 1:48 a.m. on July 12. According to police, the male victim said his said cellphone battery was dead at the time of the robbery. Police subsequently searched the area, but they could not locate any suspects.
Police said all three offenders were black males between the ages of 20 and 25. The offender with the gun reportedly had short hair, a thin build, wore a tank top and dark pants and had two gold chains around his neck. The second offender also had short hair, wore a tank top and dark pants and had a medium build.
The third offender had a puffy, unkempt hairstyle and wore a gray short-sleeve shirt and long cargo shorts.
Police continue to investigate the incident and are obtaining surveillance camera video from the area. Anyone with information is asked to call Riverside police at 708-447-2127.