Woman mugged while walking in Gold Coast

A woman reported being robbed on Lake Shore Drive in the Gold Coast on Tuesday evening, police said. No one is in custody.

The victim, age 29, said a man came up behind her and tried to pull her purse as she crossed the street on the 1400 block of North Lake Shore Drive around 10:15 p.m., according to a CPD spokesperson.

Police said the man then struck the woman three times in the back of her head, gained control of her purse, and ran west on Schiller Street. The woman, who declined medical attention, ran into a nearby building.

She told police the robber was a black male who stands 5’5” to 5’6” tall with short hair who wore a white t-shirt.

Tuesday’s mugging is similar to another case that was reported in the neighborhood on June 5.

In the earlier incident, a woman told police that she was robbed by a man who approached her as she walked on the first block of East Scott at 2:40 p.m. The offender got away with the victim’s fanny pack that contained her wallet and other items.

The woman said the robber was a black male who’s about 30-years-old, stands 5’5” to 5’8” tall, and wore a white t-shirt.

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