TWELVE Days Later, Cops Warn About Robberies In Lakeview And Lincoln Park

Area North detectives today released a seemingly tardy warning to the public about a series of robberies in Lakeview and nearby Lincoln Park earlier this month.

The hold-ups occurred between January 3 and January 13 in a concentrated area near Lincoln Avenue between Fullerton and Belmont, the alert said. Offenders in the robberies approached victims on the street and either pointed a handgun at the victim or threw the victim to the ground before demanding valuables. All of the victims were alone at the time of the robberies, police said.

CWBChicago reported on the robbery spree multiple times earlier this month.

Of eight robberies that were reported in the area during the time period, detectives believe four of them are related to each other. (Click for CWB’s original reports on each incident.)

2400 block of North Orchard at 6:45 p.m. on January 31300 block of West Nelson at 7:15 p.m. on January 91200 block of West Barry at 7:15 p.m. on January 123100 block of North Southport at 3:15 a.m. on January 13

According to the alert, the suspects are two black men or a black male with a black female between the ages of 20- and 30-years-old. They stand 5’10” to 6’03” tall. During two of the muggings, one offender was wearing a pink scarf.

Anyone with information about the cases is asked to call police investigators at (312) 744-8263.

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