Gunman Robs Lakeview Bicyclist Sunday Evening; Fourth Robbery In Southeast Lakeview In A Week

Last night’s robbery is at least the fourth to be reported in southeast Lakeview since October 9.

A Lakeview man was robbed of his bicycle near Diversey and Sheridan Sunday night. He becomes at least the fourth robbery person to be mugged in the southeast Lakeview neighborhood since last Monday.

Three men, one armed with a handgun, approached the victim on in the 400 block of Surf Street around 10:30 p.m. and took control of his white bike. The robbers emerged from a Toyota or Honda “low-rider” that was last seen heading west on Diversey, the man said.

He described the offenders as three Hispanic men in dark hoodies.

Wednesday’s victim escaped robbers by running into this Sheridan Road high-rise.

• Early Wednesday, another man ran into a Sheridan Road condo building seeking help after a group of offenders tried to chase him down in a robbery attempt. The would-be victim said four male offenders, including one armed with a handgun, approached him near the 2900 block of North Sheridan Road and announced a robbery. The victim fled, and the robbers chased him for a short distance until he entered the high-rise.

He said the offenders were four men: a male Hispanic with short hair; a male Hispanic with long hair; a black male with long hair; and a black male with short hair who was armed with a silver revolver.

Thursday’s robbery targeted a liquor store next to the Diversey Brown Line station.

• A liquor store clerk was forced to the floor and physically restrained by two robbers who struck his shop in the 900 block of West Diversey at 2 p.m. on Thursday. The victim said one robber acted as if he had a gun in his coat as the pair rounded up merchandise before running southbound in the alley behind Sheffield Avenue.

He describes the offenders as a black male wearing an orange hoodie and a black female wearing a dark hoodie and a black backpack.

• Last Monday, a Lakeview man reported that three offenders robbed him of $1,500, an Apple watch and other valuables in the 600 block of West Wellington. The full story of that incident is HERE.

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