WRIGLEYVILLE: 3 More Armed Robberies Since Monday; Man Pistol-Whipped Twice On Waveland

Three robberies have been reported in and near Wrigleyville since Monday morning, police said. | BatchGeo

At least three more armed robberies have been reported in and near Wrigleyville since Monday and police say one of them is connected to a robbery crew that has struck at least 13 times since August 22.

Here’s the latest:

• A Lakeview man was pistol-whipped in the head two times during a robbery at Waveland and Racine around 3 a.m. on Monday. The victim told us that the men took his wallet, phone, and Apple Watch before he was able to get away.

Detectives yesterday issued an alert in which they said the robbery is part of a 13-robbery pattern that has seen victims get struck in the head with guns or other objects and held at gunpoint.

The alert says the robbers are Hispanic men between 18 and 26-years-old who are using an older model gray or silver sedan. They stand about 5’9” tall, have medium builds, and usually wear dark hoodies or dark jackets.

See all of the alert details HERE.

• Two people were robbed at gunpoint around 10:05 last night in the 3700 block of North Bosworth (Bosworth/Grace). The offenders approached the victims on the street, pulled out a handgun, and demanded valuables. They fled southbound on Bosworth with a woman’s purse and two phones. The offenders are two tall, thin black men in dark hoodies. One has dreadlocks, and the other wore dark pants.

• The same robbers are believed to have struck again about two hours later in the 1000 block of West Grace. As in the earlier robbery, they approached a woman on the sidewalk, pulled out a handgun, and demanded her valuables. The two fled westbound toward Clark Street with the woman’s purse.

The victim offered similar descriptions as in the Grace robbery, and she remembered that one of the offenders was wearing a White Sox hat.

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