Cops investigate 3 muggings in Streeterville, River North

Approximate locations of the robberies.

Police are investigating three robberies reported in Streeterville and River North on Saturday and Sunday. No arrests have been made. Here are the details:

• A 28-year-old man told police that he was robbed as he walked to a restaurant early Sunday on the 200 block of East Ohio. The victim said another man approached him on the sidewalk, demanded his valuables, and punched him in the face around 2:30 a.m.

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The offender took the victim’s valuables and fled the scene. A CPD spokesperson said the victim, who had been drinking, walked home and reported the crime a few hours later. By the time he contacted authorities, the offender had already used his credit cards, police said.

The victim sought medical attention on his own.. No offender description is available.

• Police said two offenders robbed a man at gunpoint inside Washington Square Park on Saturday morning. The victim was in the park around 4:45 a.m. when a man approached and placed a handgun to his head. The offender fled northbound on Dearborn after getting the man’s iPhone, police said.

The victim described the robber as a 5’10” black male in his late 20’s or early 30’s who weighs about 180 pounds. The offender wore a gray hoodie with blue jeans.

• A late night out in River North ended badly for one man, but his misfortune is providing one of the more colorful suspect descriptions in CWBChicago’s history.

The victim said two women began fondling him as he walked on the 600 block of North LaSalle around 6:30 a.m. Sunday. As the trio walked and groped their way through River North, one of the women produced a knife and relieved the man of his phone, credit cards, and $55 cash, the victim said.

According to the man, one offender is a black female with long eyelashes that are studded with diamonds. She wore fishnet stockings, blue jeans, and a halter top. She got into a green Ford Focus bearing Wisconsin disability plates that was driven by the second woman who is black and sported a red weave. Their vehicle was last seen heading onto the Ontario feeder ramp, the man said.

In addition to the above incidents, two men attacked and robbed a 56-year-old woman near the Trump Tower loading dock on Sunday. Also, at least two robbery crews committed a series of up to nine robberies in the Gold Coast, Old Town and Lincoln Park on Sunday evening.

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