Woman mugged in Lakeview on Tuesday evening, police say

A man pushed a Lakeview woman to the ground and robbed her Tuesday evening, police said. It was the second mugging in the area yesterday.

The victim, age 48, told police she was walking in an alley when the robber approached her from behind and pushed her to the ground in the 700 block of West Briar at 6:55 p.m., according to a CPD spokesperson.

Police searched the area and eventually found the woman’s purse discarded behind a small strip mall on the 3100 block of North Halsted. Her wallet and phone were missing.

Chicago police spokesperson Kellie Bartoli said the offender is described as a Black male between 25- and 30-years-old, 5’8” tall, and about 160 pounds. He has curly black hair and was wearing a tie-dye shirt with black jogging pants, Bartoli said.

Area Three detectives are investigating.

Red Line robbery

Earlier on Tuesday, a woman reported being robbed at the Belmont CTA station, 945 West Belmont. Police officers happened to be at the station when dispatchers broadcast the robbery call and a suspect was arrested at the scene.

More information about that case is available here.

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