Two Robberies In Boystown, Others In Uptown This Weekend

A tourist was robbed early Saturday in the 700 block of Roscoe

Police are investigating two robberies reported in Boystown this weekend along with two more from the Uptown neighborhood. No arrests have been made.

Here’s what we’ve learned about the Boystown cases:

• Four offenders pushed a Lakeview woman over a small fence and held her to the ground while taking her purse and phone early Saturday. The victim was at Pine Grove and Addison when the four men attacked her around 1:20 a.m.

After taking the victim’s property, the four climbed into a small red car, possibly a Honda Civic, police said.

The offenders were all black males, the victim said. One was wearing a blue hoodie with a black mask and another wearing a black hoodie. Their car was last seen heading southbound.

• Around 3:15 a.m. on Saturday, a tourist was jumped and robbed in the 700 block of West Roscoe, just east of Halsted Street. Police said the visitor was too intoxicated to provide a description of the offender.

This 7-Eleven near the Lakeview/Uptown border was robbed early Sunday

In Uptown:

• The 7-Eleven store at 4150 North Broadway was robbed at 4:10 a.m. Sunday by a man who appeared to have a handgun, police said. The offender handed the clerk a note and was given $50 after he threatened to shoot the worker. He was last seen heading north on Broadway. Police said the suspect is black, 50- to 60-years-old, 5’9” tall, 250 pounds and clean shaven. He was wearing a black jacket, a gray shirt, and black pants.

• A robber approached a woman from behind and placed a weapon on her back in the 1000 block of West Wilson early Friday, police said. The victim did not see the weapon, but she handed over her valuables and sought help in the nearby McDonald’s. Police said the offender is in his 30’s, black, slim, and about 5’7” tall. He was last seen wearing a yellow jacket with the hood up and carrying a white shopping bag as he walked northbound on Kenmore.

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