Gunman Robs Lakeview Boutique Saturday Evening

The boutique shop specializes in leggings for women. | Google

A Lakeview women’s boutique was robbed Saturday evening in a hold-up that resembled similar robberies of small shops in the Loop last week. So far, police have not yet connected the crimes publicly.

Around 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, a man walked into Leg Appeal, 2933 North Clark, and displayed a handgun in his waistband. The man took the victim’s cellphone and the store’s laptop before he walked away southbound on Clark Street.

Pings from the victim’s cellphone indicated that the man got as far as Deming and Clark before the phone stopped transmitting, according to police.

The suspect was described as a black man wearing a dark hat and a tan trench coat. He stood about 6-feet tall and appeared disheveled, according to the victim.

Loop Cases

Loop robbery suspect | CPD

On Thursday evening, police warned about an armed man who robbed two boutiques in the Loop that were being operated by women. In both cases, the offender displayed a handgun in his waistband, police said.

The Loop suspect wore different clothing from the Lakeview suspect: a black ski hat with a green stripe, a white construction mask, a long black leather coat, and a gray hoodie with blue jeans that have a white mark on the shin.

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