Two robberies were reported in about 10 minutes late Saturday in Lakeview East. No arrests have been made.
In the first incident, a 24-year-old man reported that three offenders wearing ski masks struck him on the head with a metal object as he walked on the 1100 block of West School around 11:45 p.m., according to a CPD spokesperson. The men demanded the victim’s property and then fled the scene in a dark-colored SUV.
Police do not have any further description of the offenders. Area North detectives are investigating.
About ten minutes later, a woman reported that two men knocked her down and tried to rob her near the corner of Buckingham and Halsted in Boystown.
The victim said she did not give anything to the men and they fled the scene in a red Chevy Trailblazer.
She said the would-be robbers are black, in their late teens or early 20s, 5’5” to 6-feet tall, and 160 to 170 pounds. One wore a gray hoodie with acid wash jeans and the other wore a black hoodie, she said.
Ultimately, the woman decided not to memorialize the incident with a police report.