|Approximate locations of Saturday’s muggings.|
Two women were robbed downtown within fifteen minutes on Saturday afternoon, according to an alert issued by Chicago police.
Two men worked together to attack the women, ripping phones and purses from the victims’ hands as they walked on sidewalks midday.
Police said the first robbery took place in the 600 block of West Adams Street at 12:46 p.m. followed by the second at 1 p.m. in the 100 block of West Jackson Boulevard.
The offenders in the first robbery were described as two black men between 18- and 20-years-old. One of them stood about 5’8” tall, had short black hair, a medium complexion and dark blue jeans.
In the second robbery, the offenders were described as two black men between 18- and 22-years-old who stand about 6-feet tall, and weigh about 160 pounds. One of the men wore a green hoodie and the other wore a hooded sweatshirt of unknown color.
Anyone with information about the robberies can contact Area Central detectives at 312-747-8384.
The Loop recorded 231 robberies through September 3rd this year, that is up from 131 cases during the same period in 2013. Compared to last year, robbery reports are essentially flat, with 238 cases on the books in 2017.