Two masked offenders placed a handgun to a man’s chest and robbed him as he worked on his car inside Lincoln Park on Tuesday evening, police said.
The victim, 25, told officers that he was repairing his car on the 2500 block of North Stockton when two men wearing ski masks approached him and one of the offenders placed a handgun to his chest.
Both men collected the victim’s phone, wallet, and keys before they ran eastbound into the park, the man said. Police searched the area for the offenders, but came up empty-handed. The victim was given a ride to his nearby home.
Area North detectives are investigating.
Robbed of Social Security funds
Police are investigating another robbery that was reported over the weekend just a few blocks from Tuesday’s hold-up.
Around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, a man reported that he was robbed of his Social Security funds moments after he cashed the government’s check near Clark and Diversey.
The victim said a man approached him from behind and placed an object in his back as he walked northbound from a currency exchange at 2735 North Clark.
He handed over his $558 monthly stipend to the man who then ran eastbound on Surf Street.
According to the victim, the offender is a Hispanic man who wore a green army-style jacket with a black hat.