Victims Are Shot At, Pistol-Whipped, And Forced To Lie In The Street During Post-Thanksgiving Robbery Spree

While you slept off a turkey orgy, three people were targeted by an early-rising armed robbery crew in southeast Lakeview Friday morning.

One victim was shot at. Another was pistol-whipped upside the head. And one was forced to lie on the ground while an offender ransacked his car.

No one is in custody for the assaults, which played out over the course of just 45 minutes.

In the first incident, a man reported that an offender approached him as he tried to get into his car near Wellington Avenue and Waterloo Court at 5:15AM. The robber claimed to have a handgun and ordered the victim to lie in the street before entering the victim’s car in search of valuables.

The offender was described as a black man in his mid-20’s who wore a dark jacket over a red hoodie. He was last seen driving northbound on Waterloo Court in a red 4-door Chevrolet Cobalt.

About 10 minutes later, two offenders approached a man in an alley behind the 400 block of W. Surf Street, produced a handgun, and announced a robbery. An offender fired one shot from a semi-automatic handgun during the incident, police said.

A CPD evidence technician recovered a shell casing from the scene.

This victim described the offenders as two black men in black hoodies who stood about 6-feet tall. He last saw them running northbound.

Finally, around 6AM, two offenders armed with at least one gun approached a man outside of the 2930 N. Sheridan Road condo building in a robbery attempt. One of the offenders struck the victim in the head with a handgun, which was described as a black semi-automatic.

The third victim described the offenders as two black men dressed in all black. They stood about 5’9” tall and had thin builds.

Image: Locations of Friday morning’s incidents plotted on a Google map.

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