Detectives are investigating three reported robberies in Lakeview East since Saturday. No arrests have been made in connection with any of the incidents.
Most recently, a woman was approached from behind and robbed by a man who claimed to have a gun near the Sheridan Red Line station around 4:15 a.m. on Tuesday.
The woman was in the 3900 block of North Sheridan when the man placed an object in her back and took her purse, the woman said. She was unable to offer a description of the offender.
• A Boystown man was robbed at almost exactly the same spot around 1:45 a.m. on Monday.
In that case, the victim was confronted by two men who displayed a handgun and took his backpack, Timex sports watch, phone, and wallet, according to police.
Both offenders were described as black men in their late 20’s between 6-feet and 6’2” tall. One had long dreadlocks and wore a bomber jacket. The other had a short buzz haircut, the victim said.
• A victim was robbed by three offenders near Halsted and Wellington around 4 a.m. on Saturday. The victim offered few details about the robbers, except to say that there were three of them.
• A thief made off with a woman’s cell phone at Roscoe and Halsted around 1:00 Saturday morning.
The offender grabbed the woman’s phone and ran down the west alley of Halsted behind Roscoe’s Tavern, the victim said.
She described the thieve as a slim black man with a buzz cut who stands about 5’6” tall. He was wearing a maroon or red v-neck shirt with khaki pants.
Inside the victim’s phone case were her credit cards and attorney ID card.