|This morning’s first robbery took place in the 2400 block of North Stockton, police said. | Google|
A bike-riding gunman robbed people this morning in Lakeview and Lincoln Park, police said. No one is in custody.
Shortly before 6 a.m., the robber pedaled up to a man in the 2400 block of North Stockton in Lincoln Park, pulled out a gun, and demanded the victim’s wallet and phone. The robber was last seen biking southbound toward Fullerton. The mugging is the eighth to be reported near Diversey Harbor since late June.
|The second victim was robbed here, at Mildred and Oakdale, just south of Illinois Masonic Medical Center|
A few minutes later, a woman was robbed by the same man near Illinois Masonic Medical Center. The woman was in the 2900 block of North Mildred around 6 a.m. when the offender approached on a bike, pulled out a handgun, and announced a robbery. He fled eastbound on Oakdale after the hold-up.
Both victims provided similar descriptions of the offender: A black man in his early 20’s with cornrows who rode a white bicycle. He stands about 5’7” tall, weighs about 160 pounds, and wore a dark hoodie with the word “PUMA” on the front.