Lakeview: Two more robberies reported early Monday

Approximate locations of Monday’s incidents.

Two more robberies were reported early Monday in the Lakeview neighborhood, but neither incident appears to be related to the work of an at-large armed robbery crew that has committed at least sixteen hold-ups over the past three weeks.

A 21-year-old woman told police that she was walking in the 2800 block of North Burling around 2:10 a.m. when a man ran up from behind and wrestled her purse away while implying that he was armed, police said. The victim was not seriously injured.

Police said the robber is a six-foot-tall black man in his 20’s who was wearing a red sweater or hoodie with khaki cargo shorts and black shoes. He was reportedly last seen heading north on Burling Street.

Then, around 3:10 a.m., a 57-year-old man was robbed as he stood near an ATM in the 3500 block of North Halsted Street in Boystown, according to police. The victim said the robber ran past and grabbed several items the victim was holding, including a phone, cash, and credit cards.

The offender is a white man in his 30’s who stands about 5’11” tall and weighs about 180 pounds. He had black hair and was wearing a gray shirt with tan pants. He was last seen running south on Halsted Street from Cornelia Avenue.

Meanwhile, police continue to hunt for a robbery crew that has robbed at least sixteen victims in Lakeview, Lincoln Park, and nearby neighborhoods since late July. That group of offenders has not been heard from since they pulled off six robberies in Lakeview East early Friday morning.

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