Violent offenders came out of hibernation in force Tuesday evening as police responded to three separate robberies at gunpoint in Boystown and nearby Lakeview.
All of the incidents took place before midnight and involved multiple offenders. No one is in custody.
Woman Held Up In Boystown
Two robbers held a woman at gunpoint in the 800 block of Cornelia, just west of Halsted at 9 p.m. Tuesday.
The woman was approached near Cornelia and Fremont by two black men wearing face masks and black jackets. One wore camouflage pants and the other wore black pants. Both were about 6-feet tall.
After taking away the woman’s backpacks, which contained her wallet and keys, the offenders ran west on Cornelia, then south on Clark.
One of the stolen backpacks is red, the other is blue, black, and orange. CPD case #HX123036.
Cab Driver Robbed In Lakeview
At 11:20PM, the driver of a Flash taxi cab told police that he was robbed of his iPhone 5 and $300 cash by three passengers near Racine and Oakdale. One of the passengers was armed with a small black revolver.
All three offenders escaped by running west on Oakdale and north through the alley east of Racine. They are described as male, black, 24 to 26 years old, 6′ tall, skinny, wearing all dark clothing.
The incident is recorded as an armed robbery with a handgun in CPD case HX123136.
UPDATE 8:41AM: DNAInfo adds that the taxi driver “received a call for a pickup from three men who got into the cab and then put a gun to him.”
Stick-Up At Irving Park & Broadway
As CWB reported first last night:
The locations of Tuesday evening’s robberies are plotted on this Google map.
Around 7:30PM Tuesday, a man was robbed at gunpoint by three offenders near Irving Park Road and Broadway. The robbers fled northbound on Broadway after the crime.
The three descriptions:
1) Male, black, 5’4″ tall, 160 pounds, wearing a black hoodie, black coat, and jogging pants. He may have been armed with a revolver.
2) Male, Hispanic, wearing a Miami Dolphins skull cap, gray/blue two-tone jacket, and jeans.
3) Male, black, 5’5″ tall, 180 pounds, wearing a fleece jacket. He had braids in his hair and a long scar on the right side of his face.
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