|The latest Lincoln Square robbery happened at 8 p.m. Monday near Leland and Damen, police said.|
Chalk up another robbery for Lincoln Square.
Around 8 o’clock Monday night, a woman was mugged by three young male offenders near Damen and Leland—less than a block from the Damen Brown Line station, police said.
The woman was in the 2000 block of West Leland when the offenders jumped her, took her purse, then fled westbound on Leland.
She said all of the robbers were black men or boys. The main offender was about 6-feet tall, and he wore a black jersey with the number 13 on the back. The second robber wore a red shirt. No further description was available for the third suspect.
Police Beat #1911, which includes the center of Lincoln Square has recorded 20 robberies so far this year. That’s up from 14 robberies at this point in 2016.
A Victim Speaks Up
Jennifer Dockery says she’s “lucky.”
She’s the woman who was forced to the ground at gunpoint by two men near Broadway and Surf early Saturday morning.
“Please please please share this,” she wrote in a comment on our Facebook page. “I was lucky I got out of this unharmed (physically).”
“Always take your Uber directly to your door and have them wait” until you are safely inside, Dockery said. “I usually hop out on Broadway to [make it easier for] the cab drivers. I’ve felt safe in this area. I was wrong.”
It’s a great suggestion and, as she points out, now you can add a tip for Uber drivers who keep an eye out while you get inside safely.