|Approximate locations of this morning’s hold-ups.|
Four robberies were reported in just over an hour through Lakeview, Lincoln Park, and Roscoe Village early today. No one is in custody and all of the hold-ups may be related.
Police said that just after midnight, two men displayed a handgun and tried to rob another man in the 2800 block of North Southport. The victim took off running and the would-be robbers fled northbound on Southport. According to the victim, the robbers were two black males under 25-years-old who stand about 5’6” tall and had short hair. One wore a white top and was armed with a handgun, the man said.
Minutes later, another robbery was reported nearby in the 1300 block of West Wellington. The offenders’ descriptions were similar to the Southport incident. They were last seen running eastbound on Wellington.
Then, around 12:25 a.m., three offenders approached a victim and announced a robbery in the 1300 block of West Wrightwood. Once again, a gun was displayed. The offenders’ descriptions were similar to the previous cases with red and dark hoodies being remembered by the victim.
Finally, around 1:10 a.m., a robbery victim walked into Jewel-Osco at 3400 North Western to seek help after she was robbed nearby. The victim told police that she was in the 2200 block of West Melrose when three men wearing hoodies and scarves over their faces approached her and announced a robbery. One of the offenders displayed a handgun and took the woman’s purse.
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