UPDATED FROM OVERNIGHT: 3 Attacks in 13 Minutes

A Wrigleyville resident reported that she and her boyfriend were robbed of a purse, wallet, and a cell phone at Clark and Cornelia by a man who displayed a handgun in his waistband, then escaped in a two-door vehicle, possibly teal in color, with California license plates.

The gunman, who was also the driver, is described as a male, black, in his 20’s with corn rows, 6-feet tall, 175 pounds, wearing a white shirt and blue jeans. His accomplice is described as a male, black, wearing a black shirt and red shorts. The offenders were last seen driving southbound on Clark from Cornelia. CPD case #HW387428.

A man reported that a thief took his phone and ran toward the Red Line from the intersection of Halsted and Buckingham. The offender is described as a male, black, with braided hair, wearing a black shirt, shorts, and black Air Force One shoes. CPD case #HW376425.

A robbery victim was beaten and robbed of his cell phone along Roscoe’s Tavern sidewalk cafe on Roscoe, just west of Halsted. The strong arm robbery report is filed under Chicago Police Department case #HW373308.


CWB’s original alert , entitled “3 Robberies/Cell Snatches In The Past 15 Minutes” follows:

One robbery at Halsted Aldine. male, black, in 20’s fled west on Belmont from Halsted. Took iPhone and backpack.

Another cell snatch/robbery at Roscoe and Halsted. male, black, black pants fled eastbound

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