UNDER THE GUN: Two Armed Robberies In One Hour Tuesday

At least two robberies at gunpoint were reported in less than an hour by victims in nearby Lake View and Uptown last night.

• At 10:33PM, a man told police that he was robbed at gunpoint near Melrose and Greenview in Lake View.

The offender, who escaped with the victim’s canvas shoulder bag, wallet, and cell phone, was armed with a silver semi-automatic handgun, the victim said. The gunman is described as a skinny black man with facial hair who stands about 6-feet-tall. He was last seen running northbound on Greenview from Melrose in a white tank top and white baseball hat.

• At 11:15PM, a man reported being robbed at gunpoint near Clarendon and Bittersweet—just north of Irving Park Road. Two offenders were involved in this incident, which cost the victim his wallet and cell phone. The gunman, described as a black man in his late teens or early 20’s who wore a black t-shirt and baseball cap, was last seen running across the Walt Disney Magnet School parking lot with another man.

The circumstances of the 11:15 hold-up are similar to the Thursday morning armed robbery of a woman in the same area.

• In an unconfirmed case, a witness called 911 to report seeing a man get robbed at gunpoint by two offenders near Orchard and Clark, just north of the Century Mall, around 10:30PM last night. The offenders were last seen running toward Clark Street on Orchard. Police were unable to locate a victim when they arrived on-scene.

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