|This morning’s victim was robbed as he entered his home in the 3800 block of North Clark. | Google|
A Wrigleyville man was robbed at gunpoint as he entered his home in the 3800 block of North Clark Street early Wednesday morning. Sharp police work resulted in the arrest of two suspects and the recovery of a firearm nearly 45 minutes later, police said.
The 46-year-old victim was entering his home around 2:45 a.m. when two men approached him from behind, pushed him into his residence, and demanded his property, according to police.
The offenders fled in a silver SUV with the man’s phone.
Around 3:30 a.m., officers detained two men matching the suspects’ descriptions as they emerged from a silver SUV near Belmont and Clark. The robbery victim was able to identify the offenders, and officers subsequently recovered the victim’s phone and a firearm at the scene, police said.
Charges are pending against the two suspects, who are expected in bond court on Thursday.
In other robbery news:
• A North Center woman fell victim to purse snatchers in the 1900 block of West Byron on Sunday afternoon. The victim was walking around 4:30 p.m. when a male offender ran up, snatched her purse, and then jumped into a four-door vehicle that is missing handles from its rear doors. No other offender description was available.
• A woman nearly fell victim to a robbery in the 900 block of West Agagite in Uptown on Monday evening. The victim was sitting in her car around 8:45 p.m. when two offenders tried to rob her while using what appeared to be a fake gun.
She resisted, and the robbers fled westbound on foot.
The three robbers were black men: One stands about 5’10” tall, weighs 175 pounds, had braids and wore a black hoodie. The second was about the same height and weight, and he wore all black clothing. No further information was offered regarding the third suspect, who acted as a lookout.
About an hour later, another person reported that three suspects were running around the area of Montrose and Kenmore trying to rob people with what appeared to be a fake gun. No further victims came forward to file reports, however.