Area North detectives are working on a community alert after two more robberies were reported early Sunday in Southeast Lakeview and nearby Lincoln Park.
The muggings follow similar attacks in the same area late Wednesday into early Thursday.
Most recently, a woman was beaten up and robbed by two men this morning in the 500 block of West Briar near Broadway.
Residents called 911 after hearing the woman’s screams for help as the offenders attacked her and stole her purse around 1:50 a.m.
Both robbers are black men who wore hoodies. One stood about 6’2” tall, and the other was shorter. They fled southbound on Broadway.
Less than an hour before she was robbed, a man reported that two individuals tried to rob him at gunpoint in the 600 block of West Deming in Lincoln Park. The attempt failed.
The offenders are described as two black men between 18-25 years old dressed in dark clothing.
The gunman stood 6’2”-6’5” tall, weighed about 210 pounds, and had a black hoodie pulled over his head. The second stands about 5’10” tall. He had an Afro and was described as “sloppily dressed.”
At least two similar robberies were reported in the same area earlier in the week.
• Around 11:50 p.m. on Wednesday, a man was kicked in the head, punched and robbed by two attackers near Clark and Arlington in Lincoln Park. The offenders took the man’s iPhone and a backpack that contained a Macbook before they ran southbound on Orchard, police said.
Both robbers were black men wearing black hoodies who stand between 5’10” and 6-feet tall. One offender wore black shorts and the other wore black Adidas track pants, the man said. The victim was treated at Presence St. Joseph Hospital and released.
• At 1:05 a.m. on Thursday, a witness reported seeing two men beating up a third person in the 700 block of West Briar—just east of the Briar Street Theater. Officers later determined that the witness was actually seeing the third man get robbed.
Similar to the nearby robbery on Arlington, the man was approached on the street by two black men wearing hoodies who stood between 5’10” and 6-feet tall, The offenders beat their victim took his wallet, phone, and backpack, then fled eastbound on foot.
The victim was treated by an ambulance crew for cuts and abrasions suffered in the attack.