An armed robber targeted two victims within 10 minutes in Wrigleyville and nearby Lakeview Monday evening. No one is in custody and neither victim was injured.
In the first case, a woman was approached around 9:30PM by a gunman who demanded her property near Racine and Waveland.
The offender fled with a large blue flower-patterned bag, a MacBook Pro, cellphone, and books. He was described as black, about 20-years-old, 5’6” tall, wearing a black hoodie. A witness said he was last seen running east and north.
Less than 10 minutes later and four blocks away, a passer-by reported seeing a man getting robbed near Henderson and Lakewood. Again, the offender was described as male, black, about 18-years-old, 5’8” tall, and 150 pounds.
The second victim walked to the nearby 19th district police station where he told officers that he gave his cellphone and a brown gym bag to the offender, who was armed with a handgun.
A third victim was reportedly knocked unconscious and robbed across the street from Wrigley Field’s Captain Morgan Club shortly before 7PM on Saturday.
Several witnesses reported seeing what they believed to be five men fighting on the street. Arriving officers learned that the incident was actually one man being robbed.
The primary offender is described as a Hispanic man with long hair. He fled westbound on Addison with the victim’s phone and money.