Lincoln Park: Woman Robbed While Sitting On Front Porch, Another Targeted While Driving

To the ever-growing list of things that crime-ripped Chicagoans “should not do alone,” city officials can now add these activities: Sitting on your front porch and driving.

Armed robbers targeted women in two Lincoln Park attacks yesterday evening. No one is in custody.

The most recent victim told police that a gunman approached her car near Lakeview Avenue and Roslyn Place around 10:45 PM and demanded that she hand over her jewelry and cash. He ran away when she began screaming for help.

Several residents and pedestrians on nearby streets called 911 to report hearing the screams of a woman in distress, police said.

Officers describe the offender as a 28- to 32-year-old black man with some facial hair who stands about 5’10” tall. He wore a black baseball cap with white lettering and he escaped in a maroon SUV that was last seen heading westbound on Fullerton at Clark Street.

About an hour earlier, another woman told police that she was sitting on her porch in the 1100 block of West George when an armed man approached and took her purse and keys.

She said the offender escaped a dark 4-door vehicle was waiting in a nearby alley.

The offender, described as a black man in his 20’s who stands about 5’8” tall and weighs about 160 pounds, wore a blue and white checkered shirt.

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