At least four armed robberies and a carjacking were reported in about three hours Tuesday evening across Lincoln Park and Lakeview. Two offenders armed with at least one handgun were involved in all of the incidents. No arrests have been made.
Most recently, two men with handguns approached a man in a parking area on the 3200 block of North Seminary around 11:10 p.m., CPD spokesperson Karie James said. The offenders demanded the 36-year-old’s keys and drove away with his silver Accura SUV.
Three earlier incidents unfolded similarly:
- At 10:24 p.m., two men displayed a handgun and demanded keys from a 55-year-old man as he walked on the 600 block of West Schubert in Lincoln Park. When the victim told them that he didn’t have anything with him, they punched him repeatedly until he fell to the ground, James said. The victim declined medical attention.
- Around 9:45 p.m., a woman reported that two men pointed a gun at her and demanded the keys to her Jeep Compass near the intersection of Lincoln and Sheffield. The woman did not cooperate with the robbers, and they fled in a dark-colored SUV. The victim declined to file a formal report with CPD.
- At 8:45 p.m., two men displayed a handgun and took a man’s keys on the 2400 block of North Racine. But the offenders apparently dropped the keys before getting into the victim’s car. They ran to an SUV that was waiting nearby and fled the area, according to initial information.
The victims generally described the offenders as two slender Black males in their late teens to mid-20’s who stand 5’8” to 5’10” tall. One of them reportedly wore a black hoodie with the word “GAP” on the front.
Area Three detectives are investigating.