Woman mugged in southeast Lakeview Monday evening — Second incident in five days

Detectives are investigating the Monday evening robbery of a woman in southeast Lakeview. It is the second mugging reported in the same general area since Thursday.

Police said that a 28-year-old woman was walking westbound around 8:50 p.m. yesterday when a man emerged from a nearby car in the 400 block of West Oakdale. The man grabbed the woman’s backpack and pulled her to the ground, then took the victim’s purse, according to police.

The offender then returned to the car and fled the scene. Police said the robber was a black male between 20- and 30-years-old who was wearing a black hat and a black hoodie. His car, a maroon Buick Rendezvous, was driven by a black female who’s about 30-years-old and was wearing a white shirt. The last three numbers on the Buick’s license plate may be 249.

Police said the victim was not seriously injured in the mugging.

Last Thursday evening, another woman was mugged similarly near Oakdale and Sheridan, about a block from Monday’s incident. The offender in that case gained control of the woman’s phone and fled northbound on Sheridan. He was described as black, about six-feet tall and wearing a gray hoodie.

Uptown Mugging

Police said a woman was mugged Monday evening in the Uptown neighborhood. The victim was near Wilson and Broadway around 6:15 p.m. when the offender pushed her, took her phone, and then ran into a nearby alley.

The robber was described as a slim, clean-shaven black male in his late teens. He was wearing a camouflage hoodie, a dark-colored hat, blue jeans, and a camouflage backpack with orange on the top. He was last seen running northbound into the west alley of Racine from Wilson.

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