Two more women were robbed Wednesday morning in Lakeview, including one three blocks from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s home.
At least six women and one child have now been robbed in Lakeview and Roscoe Village since late Monday night.
At 6:15 this morning, two offenders emerged from an alley in the 4000 block of N Hermitage, covered a woman’s mouth, and punched her repeatedly before stealing her purse, which contained her work and personal cell phones.
The victim described the offenders as two teenage black males. One had Afro-style hair and the other wore a black hoodie. A witnessed believed the offenders to be older, perhaps 17- to 25-years-old.
The two fled northbound on Hermitage from Irving Park.
Mayor Emanuel lives at 4228 N Hermitage, just north of the robbery scene.
|Locations of robberies targeting women and a child since Monday.|
About 20 minutes before the Hermitage attack, a woman told police that she was sitting in her car in the 1700 block of W Belmont when two black males opened her door and took her phone and purse. The two then fled southbound on Paulina from Belmont.
Police suspect both incidents were pulled off by the same offenders who are using a vehicle.
This morning’s incidents are at least the sixth and seventh cases of women or children being robbed on the streets of Lakeview and Roscoe Village since Monday night. Other known cases:
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