Old Town: Two Robberies Since Sunday Prompts Police Alert

Approximate locations of two muggings reported this week in Old Town. | BatchGeo

Two evening time muggings this week in the Old Town neighborhood have sparked a community alert from Chicago cops.

In both robberies, offenders have emerged from a white Nissan Maxima, pushed their victims to the ground, and stolen valuables before escaping in the car, police said.

The first robbery in the pattern was reported around 8 p.m. on Sunday in the 1500 block of North Weiland and the second at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in the 500 block of West Wisconsin, according to the alert.

Police said the Weiland robbers were two men. One is black, stands about 6’1” tall and weighs about 165 pounds. The other was described only as black and about 5’10” tall.

The suspects on Wisconsin were described as two black men who stand 5’9” to 5’11” tall.

Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call Area North detectives at (312) 747-8380

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