Robbers Hold Roscoe Village Couple At Gunpoint Thursday

The couple was robbed here near their home in the 2100 block of West Fletcher, police said. | Google

A Roscoe Village couple was held at gunpoint and searched for valuables by a vanload of robbers early Thursday morning, police said.

There is an emerging pattern of similar robberies involving a minivan in Lincoln Square, North Center, and parts of Lakeview, a police source said.

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The man and woman were near their home in the 2100 block of West Fletcher around 12:30 a.m. when four men emerged from a dark minivan and one of the offenders pointed a handgun at the couple.

The other three men patted the couple down in a search for valuables but came up empty handed as the victims didn’t bring anything when they stepped outside.

Police said the offenders are three young black men in their early 20’s. One of them is about 6-feet tall and wore a red shirt. The crew fled westbound on Fletcher in a black or navy blue minivan.

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