Police are investigating a carjacking and a series of robberies that unfolded Friday night and early Saturday in Lincoln Park, Lakeview, and Uptown. Officers arrested three suspects in one of the robberies.
Two of the incidents were reported in Lincoln Park:
- At 12:50 a.m. Saturday, a 27-year-old man told police that he was carjacked on the 900 block of West Armitage, according to a CPD spokesperson. The victim was sitting in his 2006 Lexus when three men approached and pulled him out of the car, police said. He fought with the offenders who implied they had a weapon, took his personal property, and drove away with his car. Police did not provide a description of the suspects.
- About an hour earlier, three men jumped a victim from behind as he walked on the 1300 block of West Wrightwood, according to a police report. The offenders reportedly battered the man, knocked him to the ground, and kicked him before taking his wallet and phone. He described the robbers as three black men in their 20’s who wore athletic clothing. One is about 6’4” tall, another stands about 5’9”. They were last seen southbound in a nearby alley.
In Lakeview, a man was attacked and robbed in his garage on the 3700 block of North Southport at 11:15 p.m. Friday, police said. The victim, age 30, was closing his garage door when a man punched him in the left side of his face, took his wallet and cash, then ran westbound, according to a CPD spokesperson. According to the victim, the robber was a black male who stands about 6-feet tall, weighs 230-250 pounds, and wore a brown mask.
Three people are in custody after a man was beaten and robbed on the corner of Sunnyside and Sheridan in Uptown around 9 p.m. Friday. Witnesses helped police track the offenders to the Wilson Red Line station where all three were detained. The victim later identified them as the attackers. A CPD surveillance camera reportedly captured video of the entire robbery. Charges were pending against the offenders this morning.
Area 3 detectives are investigating the Lincoln Park and Lakeview incidents.