Two more robberies were reported in the neighborhood today—a street mugging at a predictable location and a retail theft that turned violent, according to police records.
From the “predictable” file: A man flagged down police officers near Belmont and Sheffield at 3:40 a.m. after being robbed by a man who claimed to have a gun in the 3200 block of North Sheffield.
The offender was a black man in his mid-20’s who was wearing glasses, a denim jacket, and a beanie hat. He took about $150 from the man.
Then, a simple shoplifting turned dangerous this afternoon at CVS Pharmacy, 3101 North Clark.
Police say an employee saw a woman put a pair of hair clippers into a bag and head for the exit around 1:30 p.m.
When confronted, she pulled out a knife and held it to an employee’s throat, police said. The worker backed off and the women fled southbound on Clark Street.
The offender is a short black woman who weighs about 110 pounds and was wearing a black jacket with black pants, police said.