Three women reported being robbed in about two hours Saturday afternoon in Lincoln Park and River North. No one is in custody.
The first victim reported that two offenders approached her from behind on the 1700 block of North Sheffield and threatened to shoot her if she didn’t hand over her purse around 12:40 p.m. She complied. No description of the robbers is available.
Another woman told police that she was walking near LaSalle and Maple streets when two teens jumped her from behind and tried to steal her bags around 1:10 p.m. She managed to hang onto her property and the would-be robbers escaped empty-handed.
That woman said both teens are black males about 15-years-old. One stands around 5’8” tall, weighs 140 pounds, has a close-cropped hairstyle, and wore a gray North Face jacket, dark jeans, and a dark backpack. The other is about 5’4” tall and 160-170 pounds. He wore a charcoal gray hoodie, a gray jacket, and a dark baseball cap. Both teens were last seen heading eastbound on Maple from LaSalle.
The third victim sought help from staff members at a retailer on the 900 block of West North Avenue after two offenders jumped her and took her belongings on the 900 block of West Concord around 1:45 p.m.