Two people reported being robbed as the sun rose over nearby Lake View this morning—a cab driver and a woman who was targeted near the Century Shopping Centre
Woman Robbed Near Century Mall
A woman was punched in the face and robbed of her purse near the Century Shopping Centre at Clark and Diversey shortly before 7 o’clock this morning. The victim said her attacker was male, black, in his 30’s, heavyset, wearing a black t-shirt, white shorts, and a white baseball cap. He was last seen running southbound on Clark toward Diversey.
CPD case number is HX341787.
Cabbie Robbed By Woman (Or Man)
In a more creative matter, a cabbie claims that a fare became violent, beat him up, and stole his cab in an alley near Seminary and Wellington at 6AM.
Multiple callers reported hearing the struggle, which the driver said resulted from a “problem” with his fare—described as a female…or possibly a male…, 6-feet tall, 190 pounds, with black hair…or possibly a black wig…, wearing “a shirt” and blue jeans.
The offender managed to take control of the Yellow Cab and speed off, leaving the driver behind.
Responding officers found the taxi abandoned on Halsted Street near Illinois Masonic Medical Center. The driver’s iPhone was missing and his cab had been damaged.
Recorded as a strong arm robbery in case HX341773