Woman Escapes Robbery Near Wrigley Field Sunday; Two Other Lakeview Victims Not So Lucky

The woman was near Waveland and Sheffield when two men tried to rob her this morning. | Google

Police are investigating two robberies in our area this morning. No one is in custody.

Most recently, two men tried to rob a woman on the street near Wrigley Field.

The men approached her near Waveland and Sheffield around 5:30 a.m., announced a robbery, and implied that they had a handgun, the woman said.

She opted to run from the men and called police from the Starbucks at Addison and Sheffield.

The woman said both offenders are black men in their late teens or early 20’s. They stand between 5’7” and 5’11” tall. Both wore dark clothing and were last seen heading northbound on Sheffield, according to the victim.

Will’s Northwoods Inn at Racine and Nelson | Google
Earlier this morning, two people were robbed at gunpoint on the street near Will’s Northwoods Inn, 3032 North Racine.

The victims told police that two offenders approached them, displayed a silver handgun, and demanded their valuables around 12:45 a.m.

After collecting two wallets and an iPhone, the robbers fled northbound in the west alley of Racine.

The suspects are described as two black male teens. One stands about 5’6” tall and weighs about 140 pounds. The other is 5’8” tall and weighs about 200 pounds. One wore a gray hoodie, and the other wore a dark hoodie, the victims said.

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