Woman Pushed Down, Robbed Near Big & Little’s

The woman was robbed just north of Big & Little’s restaurant on Kenmore | Google

A Lakeview woman was pushed to the ground and robbed Wednesday evening by a group of men who jumped out of a passing car, police said.

The victim was walking in the 3200 block of North Kenmore around 9:30 p.m. when two or three offenders ran up to her and demanded her purse. They then pushed her to the sidewalk and returned to their car, which fled southbound on Kenmore.

She was able to get help at the nearby Big & Little’s restaurant.

Few details are available about the offenders, except that they wore black puffy coats and beanie caps. Their vehicle is a midsize black SUV, police said.

Lincoln Square Mugging

An afternoon robbery left a man shaken in Lincoln Square on Tuesday.

The man told police that he was walking near Lincoln and Leland around 1:50 p.m. when an unknown gunman robbed him and forced him to lie on the ground.

The hold-up played out just steps from the popular Lincoln Square shopping and dining district.

According to the victim, the gunman is a black man in his early 20’s who stands about 5’8” tall. The offender wore a dark coat and fled westbound on Leland from Lincoln with the victim’s cash, phone, and keys.

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