LAKE VIEW ROBBERY AT GUNPOINT: Off-Duty Cop Helps Track Suspects

Two offenders robbed a victim of a Motorola Razr phone near Cornelia and Ravenswood around 10:45 last night. After an extensive search of the area, which was assisted by an off-duty officer who called in a sighting of the suspects, two individuals matching the suspects’ descriptions were stopped at Racine and Patterson, one block west of Wrigley Field.

It is not known if the individuals were taken into custody.

The site of a robbery in Lake View last night (L) and the intersection where to suspects were stopped (R)

The offenders are described as follows:

#1 (gunman): male, black, 20-25 years old, 5’7″ to 5’8″ tall, 160-170 pounds, wearing a dark baseball cap backwards, possibly with a dark t-shirt pulled over top of a white t-shirt. Armed with a semi-automatic pistol.

#2: male, black, 190 pounds, 5’7″ to 5’8″, with short dreads, wearing a dark t-shirt.

An off-duty officer called the 19th district desk within minutes of the robbery to report seeing two men matching those descriptions walking northbound on Southport from Addison.

A slew of cars responded and the individuals were stopped for investigation at Patterson and Racine.

The Chicago Police Department case #HW421046

UPDATED 3:17PM: Corrected time of occurrence. Had been incorrectly reported as 11:45PM.

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