Police are searching for three offenders who mugged a Wrigleyville woman near her home Monday evening. Tonight’s victim is at least the third woman to be robbed in the immediate area since Sunday afternoon.
The victim was near the back of her home in the 1300 block of Addison around 8:30PM when the three criminals attacked her and stole her valuables. They were last seen running southbound in the east alley of Southport from Eddy.
Minutes after the mugging, a citizen reported seeing three black male teens wearing black hoodies lurking in an alley and following residents near Waveland and Magnolia, about two blocks from the robbery scene. Unfortunately, the initial 911 call erroneously described the robbery offenders as three white males in black hoodies and police did not immediately follow up on the Magnolia tip.
After further investigation, the victim clarified that the offenders were, in fact, black men in their early 20’s and police quickly went to the Magnolia/Waveland area, but came up empty-handed.
After experiencing an impressive decline in robberies this year, Wrigleyville and Boystown has seen a resurgence in muggings since mid-October. Last month’s robbery count exceeded the same month in 2013 and December is also expected to show a year-over-year increase.