Two robberies along Cannon Drive near Diversey Harbor have caught investigators’ eyes.
Around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, three men hopped out of a minivan, pushed a man to the ground, and robbed him outside of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 North Cannon Drive.
The men implied that they had a gun as they took the man’s valuables and climbed back into their silver Chrysler Town & Country, which was driven by a fourth person
The victim could describe the robbers only as Hispanic men.
Almost exactly one week earlier, a similar robbery attempt was reported two blocks north in the 2600 block of North Cannon Drive.
At 10:25 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25, two offenders stopped and tried to rob a man on the street. But the would-be victim fled and called police, leaving the criminals empty-handed.
He described the offenders as either two Hispanic men or one Hispanic and one white man. One wore a red jersey, and the other wore a black jersey. Both were last seen running southbound on Cannon Drive.
Robberies and shooting incidents—a rarity in the posh neighborhood adjoining Lincoln Park near the zoo—have been increasing. At least two shooting incidents have been reported in the 2400-2600 blocks of Stockton Drive. And robberies have been popping on up Lakeview Avenue, a row of multi-million-dollar mansions and high-rises that are home to some of Chicago’s richest citizens.
In June, CWBChicago profiled one Lakeview Avenue home that was listed for $8.95 million. It hasn’t sold yet.