Another day, another couple of robberies for the 19th (Town Hall) Police District. Hold-ups have been on the rise lately in the Lakeview-based district, whose cops also patrol parts of nearby Lincoln Park, Uptown, North Center, and Lincoln Square.
Five robberies were reported there on Monday and early Tuesday.
Then, on Tuesday afternoon, another woman was mugged. She was robbed around 3:40 p.m. as she walked near the intersection of Mildred and Diversey, on the border of Lincoln Park and Lakeview. The robbery was similar to two of Monday’s incidents.
In those cases, a man robbed women of their phones between 11:30 a.m. and noon. One woman was targeted as she sat in a restaurant’s outdoor dining area in the 2500 block of North Clark. The other was in the 3400 block of North Broadway a few minutes later.
Also on Tuesday, a woman robbed the PNC Bank at 4201 North Lincoln in North Center. She entered around 5 p.m. and handed a note to the teller in which she demanded money and claimed to have a gun. No weapon was seen, but the note was good enough for her to walk out with an estimated $2,000 cash.
Police at the bank said the robber is a Black female in her early 20’s who stands about 5’6” tall. She was wearing a dark green coat with a black face mask.
As of Sunday, robberies in the 19th District were up 8% compared to last year, according to CPD data.