|Locations of recent robberies in Lakeview|
Two more robberies were reported in the Lakeview neighborhood on Thursday evening, part of a significant uptick in muggings around the area in April. Here are the latest details:
• A woman was parking her car in the 3100 block of North Sheridan around 6 p.m. Thursday when three offenders approached and demanded her keys, police said. The woman ran from the scene. Meanwhile, the robbers went through the victim’s car and stole her purse along with other items and fled. The victim’s car was not taken.
She described the robbers as three “polite” black males between 15- and 17-years-old who wore clean, pressed jeans and windbreakers. One of the jackets had red sleeves.
• A 22-year-old Boystown woman was attacked and robbed by three offenders in the alley behind her home in the 800 block of West Newport at 8:50 p.m. Thursday. The teens took the woman’s purse and phone then fled to the Addison Red Line station where police were waiting to bring them into custody. Officers recovered the victim’s property from the teens who have been charged with robbery as juveniles. Police said the victim suffered injuries to her face and right hand.
Police this week issued two community alerts about robberies in the Lakeview area—one on Tuesday and another on Wednesday.
Robberies have been reported in the 500 block of West Belmont; 600 block of West Aldine; 3800 block of North Sheffield; 2800 block of North Sheridan; and 2700 block of North Clark.
At least two other robberies were reported this week in nearby neighborhoods:
• An Uptown man escaped unharmed after a ski-masked offender tried to rob him at knifepoint in the 4500 block of North Magnolia at 11:55 p.m. Monday. Witnesses said the offender displayed a “long knife,” but the would-be victim ran from the scene before losing any valuables. The robber was described as a male of unknown race who was wearing a black jacket and ski mask. He stands 5’6” to 5’8” tall, weighs 130 to 140 pounds, and may be a juvenile.
• Another masked robber tried to rob a woman of her purse near the intersection of Greenview and Wrightwood in Lincoln Park late Wednesday. The victim told police that the offender tried to grab her shoulder bag around 10:40 p.m., but a struggle broke out, and the man ran away without getting her property. She said the offender was male of unknown race who wore a black mask and a black, white, and blue nylon jacket. He stands 5’6” to 5’9” tall and wore blue jeans. The offender was last seen running eastbound on Wrightwood, the woman said.