A woman reported being mugged by a group of teenagers in Lincoln Park on Friday evening. The hold-up took place in the same area where four other women have reported being similarly robbed since Oct. 22. No one is in custody.
Friday’s victim, 30, told police she was walking southbound on the 2400 block of North Greenview when three male teenagers approached her around 7:20 p.m. One of the offenders covered her mouth with his hand while another took her purse, according to a CPD spokesperson.
All three robbers fled northbound on Greenview after the robbery. The woman was not injured, police said.
She told police the robbers three black males who are about 15-years-old. One wore a gray or black hoodie and another wore a red hoodie, she said.
Chicago police issued a community alert Wednesday night to warn about a group of teenagers who are robbing women in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.
In each robbery, the group robbed a woman of her purse or phone as she walked alone during the afternoon or evening hours, according to the alert. The offenders threatened to shoot one of the women, but they did not display a weapon.
According to the alert and information collected by CWBChicago:
- At 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 22, three robbers pushed a woman and took her phone as she walked on the 2300 block of North Janssen. The woman said the offenders were three black male teenagers, one of whom wore a blue sweatshirt. They fled southbound in an alley toward Clybourn.
- The second victim was robbed at 5:45 p.m. on Oct. 22 on the 2000 block of North Sheffield
- At 12:45 p.m. on Oct. 26, two offenders approached a woman from behind and threatened to shoot her if she didn’t hand over her purse.
- A woman sought help from a North Avenue retailer after the offenders jumped her and took her belongings as she walked on the 900 block of West Concord at 1:45 p.m. on Oct. 26.
Police said in Wednesday’s community alert that the robbers are, male, black, 14- to 19-years-old and between 5’6” and 6’2” tall.
Anyone with information about the robberies can contact Area Central detectives at 312-747-8380. Refer to pattern #P19-1-358.