Police are investigating after a 54-year-old woman was pushed to the ground and robbed at knifepoint in the Loop on Wednesday afternoon.
The woman was walking on Lower South Water near Beaubien Court—that’s just east of Michigan Avenue—when she noticed a man following her. The offender reportedly displayed a knife, pushed her down, and demanded her valuables.
She said she chased the man for a short distance, but lost track of him after he ran into the nearby Metra station entrance.
The robber was described as being a black male in his late teens or early 20’s who stands about 5’6” tall. He was wearing a white T-shirt with gray sweatpants.
A DePaul University student told police that she was robbed at gunpoint outside the 19th District Police station in Lakeview on Sunday morning.
The victim said she was walking south on the 3600 block of Fremont Street around 2 a.m. when a man approached her just north of Addison Street. The offender reportedly displayed a handgun, took her DePaul drawstring backpack and ran away.
She said the offender is a white man between 27- and 35-years-old who weighs about 170 pounds. He wore a black jacket with jeans and carried a silver handgun.