Robbery Reported On Sleepy North Center Street; Two Purse Snatchings In Lakeview

The victim was robbed near the United Church of Christ in North Center. | Google

A 57-year-old man was mugged on a quiet North Center street Monday morning, police said.

The victim was near the United Church of Christ, 2008 West Bradley, around 6 a.m. when an unknown offender attacked him, causing a head injury.

Police said the offender was a possibly-intoxicated, bald black man in his mid-40’s who wore black clothing. He was last seen heading southbound on Damen.

Purse Snatch Party

Two women lost their purses during separate incidents just minutes apart in Lakeview early Sunday. No one is in custody.

• Around 2:20 a.m., a man armed with a knife took a woman’s purse near George and Sheffield, police said. The offender—a black man who was wearing a Blackhawks shirt and jeans—was last seen running through the alley between Halsted and Mildred.

• About 20 minutes later, a similarly-described man stole a woman’s black clutch near George and Ashland. The offender was last seen walking eastbound on George.

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