Streeterville Robberies: Woman Jumped From Behind; Motorist Attacked In Traffic Monday Evening

Locations of two violent robberies in the Streeterville neighborhood last night.

Two violent robberies were reported in the Streeterville neighborhood Monday evening. No one is in custody.

Around 9:30 p.m., a 33-year-old woman was attacked from behind by two men who pushed her to the ground in the 400 block of East Erie, police said. The men took her purse and laptop bag, then jumped into a small four-door silver car that headed south on Inner Lake Shore Drive.

The victim suffered scrapes and cuts to her knees, but she declined medical treatment, according to information released by police overnight.

Police said the robbers were two black men in their 20’s who wore all black clothing. Their car had an out-of-state temp tag.

Then, around 11:45 p.m., a passer-by found a disoriented man on the ground who said he had been in an auto accident near Columbus and Grand. An investigation by police revealed that the man had actually been attacked in his car as he waited for a nearby red light.

Police said the robber opened the passenger side door of the 47-year-old man’s car, demanded his property and punched him repeatedly in the face. After getting cash from the victim, the offender fled westbound on Grand Avenue. He is described as black, young, and wearing a red hoodie.

The second victim was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition.

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