Woman mugged while parking in Lincoln Park

Approximate location of the robbery. | Multiplottr

Two men attacked and robbed a woman at gunpoint as she got out of her car in Lincoln Park on Tuesday evening, police said. No one is in custody.

The victim, 38, walked into the 18th District police station around 7 p.m. to seek help.

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She told officers that a man approached her with a handgun and demanded her valuables as she stepped out of her vehicle in an alley behind the 1600 block of North Halsted.

Suddenly, a second man approached the woman from behind and put his arms around her. When the woman tried to get away, the second offender hit and scratched the woman, causing her to fall to the ground and injure her knee, a CPD spokesperson said.

At that point, the gunman picked up the woman’s Coach brand purse and both offenders fled the scene.

An ambulance transported the victim from the police station to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for evaluation.

The woman was able to provide police with a description of one offender. He is black, 24- to 28-years-old, 5’9” to 5’10” tall and he wore a black hoodie, she said.

Area Central detectives are investigating.

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