Cops investigating two robberies in Lincoln Park neighborhood

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Police are investigating a pair of robberies in the Lincoln Park neighborhood:

• A 28-year-old woman was reportedly robbed of her phone as she rode the Red Line into the Fullerton station at 5:30 p.m. on Friday. The victim said a teenager forced the phone out of her hand as the doors opened and then ran from the train.

The offender was described as a black male in his mid-teens who stands 5’9” tall, weighs 135 pounds. He was wearing a red hoodie, blue jeans, and red Air Jordans.

• Police said a man was robbed at gunpoint near his home in the 400 block of West St. James Place around 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday. The offender approached the man and began threatening him with the gun as he demanded the victim’s valuables. The robber fled toward North Pond after gaining control of the victim’s phone and $30 cash.

The offender was described as a black male in his late teens or early 20’s with an ashy face, according to police. He stands 6’1” tall, weighs 180 pounds, and was wearing a light gray hoodie under a dark puffy coat with black pants and black shoes.
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