Woman Robbed At Gunpoint Near Belmont Red Line Station Wednesday Night

Approximate location of last night’s robbery. | Google

A Lakeview woman was robbed at gunpoint by two men late Wednesday, police said.  The victim was in the 900 block of West Fletcher around 11:40 p.m. when the two offenders emerged from a tan SUV and approached her. One man produced a handgun and took her Michael Kors brand purse, the victim said.

The primary offender was described as a black man in his 20’s who stands about six-feet tall and was wearing a dark puffy jacket, a dark beanie hat, jeans, and black boots. The men returned to the vehicle, which was occupied by a third man, and headed southbound on Sheffield.

Wednesday’s robbery location (star) and other cases listed in a police alert

The woman sought help at the nearby Belmont Red Line station following the incident.

Earlier Alert

On Tuesday, police issued a robbery alert for Lakeview East after detectives connected four recent hold-ups to a pattern.

In the alert, police said a gunman has been stopping victims as they walk alone after leaving CTA stations or bars. No vehicle was mentioned in the alert and it is not known if last night’s robbery is related to the earlier cases.

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