Lakeview: Men Targeted In Separate Robberies Early Today

Two men were robbed in separate attacks early today, one in Wrigleyville and another near the Belmont Red Line station. No one is in custody. Here are the early details:

• A 49-year-old man was found lying in an alley and bleeding from his mouth in the 3100 block of North Sheffield around 3:15 a.m., police said. The victim was walking down the street when an unknown offender displayed a knife and punched him in the face, according to the police news affairs office. The robber took $15 from the victim and fled. No offender description is available. The victim is being treated at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

• Another man flagged down police and reported that he had just been targeted in a robbery attempt in the 1200 block of West Addison shortly after 4 a.m. Residents had also called 911 after hearing the man yell for help in the alley. The victim was only able to describe the offender as a Hispanic man who was last seen running north.

Other incidents

• The Thanksgiving holiday got off to a rough start Wednesday afternoon for a man who was robbed at knifepoint near the Diversey Brown Line station. Two offenders mugged the man of his black bookbag in the 2600 block of North Wilton around 3 p.m., police said.

Both robbers were Hispanic men—one wearing a white hoodie and the other a dark blue hoodie. They were last seen running southbound on Wilton.

• A Lakeview woman was robbed around 9:20 p.m. Monday near Roscoe and Seminary, according to police. A lone offender approached the woman on the street and took her large black leather purse before running away northbound on Seminary, a report said. The robber was described as male, black, in his 30’s or 40’s and about 6-feet tall. He was reportedly wearing either a hat or a hoodie.

• Four bold offenders pushed a woman to the ground, choked her, and ripped away her purse in Lincoln Park on Sunday afternoon. The woman was in the 2500 block of North Bosworth when the robbers attacked her around 4:45 p.m. The four were described as black men in their late teens or early 20’s. The primary offender wore a large brown jacket with a hoodie.

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