A Lakeview robbery victim got lucky this morning.
It’s a good thing that the guns only fired BBs.
The victim told police that two boys, possibly not even in their teens yet, pulled out the guns and took his cell phone in the 1000 block of West Dakin. He chased them all the way to Irving Park, where he got his phone back, and the kids began shooting.
Both offenders remain at large. They are both described as young, black, 5’1” tall and about 115 pounds. One carried a blue steel BB pistol, and the other brandished a chrome BB handgun. Both guns look like real firearms.
Two Mugged In Lincoln Park
Police are investigating two robberies in the nearby Lincoln Park neighborhood on Wednesday evening.
In the first incident, a man was forced to lie on the ground by three offenders who held him at gunpoint while they robbed him in the 400 block of West Wrightwood at 9 p.m.
The victim was walking to his car from a nearby apartment when the men emerged and announced the robbery.
One nearby resident told us they saw the victim lying on the ground while the gunman yelled, “give me your shit! Gimme your shit!”
Witnesses said the three fled in a red or silver Dodge minivan that was driven by a fourth person.
The robbers made off with the victim’s wallet, phone, and backpack.
Police described the offenders as black men between 17- and 20-years-old who wore dark clothing.
About 20 minutes later, a group of offenders robbed three teenagers near the DePaul University campus.
The three teens were walking near Dickens and Racine when four “kids” passed them, then circled back and announced a robbery.
One of the victims said she had a feeling that things weren’t right but she “was more worried appearing like she was ‘judging’ [the people who would eventually rob her] than following her instincts.”
Police believe the two Lincoln Park incidents are related.