Chicago police are investigating two recent robberies in the downtown area – one near the Magnificent Mile and the other on a Loop Red Line platform.
Most recently, a man mugged a 24-year-old woman around 11 a.m. Sunday as she walked on the 100 block of East Grand in Streeterville, police said.
The offender grabbed the woman’s shoulders, took property from her, and then ran southbound on Lower Michigan Avenue, according to a CPD spokesperson.
She described the robber as a black man in his early- to mid-20’s who stands 6-feet to 6’3” tall. He wore a multi-color sweatshirt, light jeans, and white gym shoes.
In the other mugging, a 19-year-old man reported that a group of five men approached him as he stood on the Lake Street Red Line platform around 9 p.m. Saturday.
One of the offenders punched the man in his nose and then took his wallet and phone before the group fled. The victim was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition, police said.
He said the main offender is a black man in his 30’s who stands 5’6” to 5’10” tall and weighs 150-190 pounds. The suspect has dreadlocks and wore a blue beanie hat with a blue jacket and jeans.