Police issued a community alert this morning that warns North Side restaurants about two armed robberies of delivery drivers on Sunday evening.
CWBChicago first reported on the incidents early yesterday.
Today’s alert indicates that the robbers placed pizza orders and then robbed the delivery drivers when the food arrived.
Around 8 p.m., a driver for Chicago’s Pizza was robbed at gunpoint by two men in the 4200 block of North Winchester. The offenders took the man’s money and food, then fled westbound on Berteau from Damen, police said.
Less than an hour later, the same men used a handgun to rob another delivery driver in the 4400 block of North Greenview. The pair escaped with the victim’s food delivery, $120, wallet, and phone.
The Winchester robbers are described as two black men 20- to 22-years-old. One is about 6-feet tall and weighs 180 pounds. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with black jeans. The other man is about 5’7” tall.
On Greenview, both offenders were black men who wore black ski masks, police said. Both are believed to be 17- to 20-years-old. One stood about 5’10” tall and weighed 160-180 pounds. He wore a dark hoodie. The other man is slightly shorter and weighs 150-160 pounds. He was wearing a yellow patterned jacket and black pants, police said today.
As CWBChicago reported earlier, police believe the two offenders crashed a stolen Jeep near Berteau and Ashland, around 9:30 p.m. Sunday. The occupants of the vehicle ran from the scene before officers arrived.
Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call Area North investigators at (312) 744-8263.