Police said a woman was mugged as she walked a dog near Lake Shore Park in Streeterville on Thursday morning. She is at least the third person to be robbed in the immediate area since Monday evening.
The woman, 49, told police that a man approached her and started pushing her as she walked with a dog on the 800 block of North Dewitt around 10:30 a.m. The woman dropped some of her property as she fell over a cement barrier, according to a witness. The offender picked up her items and then jumped into a white Jeep that fled the scene eastbound on Pearson toward Lake Shore Drive.
The attack took place within steps of where two robberies were reported on Monday evening. Police said the earlier cases also involved a white SUV.
Around 10:30 p.m., a man sought help from a high-rise condo building’s doorman after an offender attacked and robbed him on the 200 block of East Pearson, according to a police report.
According to a witness and the victim, the offender battered him, took his phone and wallet, then fled in a white SUV that was driven by another person. The offender is a black male who wore a white puffy jacket with a hood, police said. The SUV fled eastbound on Pearson.
At almost exactly the same time, the doorman for a Lake Shore Drive building was robbed by a similarly-described offender on the 800 block of North Dewitt Place.
No further information is available about the second mugging.