Exclusive: Cops, feds bust 2 women who drugged and robbed men in River North clubs

Two women from Wisconsin are in police custody after Chicago cops and federal agents caught them drugging men in River North bars this weekend, according to a source. Charges are expected to be announced tonight or Tuesday.

CPD detectives teamed up with the U.S. Marshals Service to put the women under surveillance for days after Chicago authorities identified an on-going drug-induced robbery pattern in the area. CWBChicago is not naming the women because they have not yet been charged with any crime.

Cops and deputy marshals arrested the two women around 1 a.m. Sunday near LaSalle and Hubbard Streets as area bars closed for the night, the source said. Investigators “caught them redhanded drugging men on both Friday and Saturday this weekend,” the source continued.

The women, who both hail from the Milwaukee area, are expected to face charges of robbery and operating a continuing financial crimes enterprise. Online records associated with their names indicate one is 25-years-old and the other is 32.

Drug-induced robbery of men in nightclubs began emerging as a trend after the release of Jennifer Lopez’s 2019 movie “Hustlers,” which was followed by rapper Cardi B’s admission that she drugged and robbed men in the past, according to the source.

CWBChicago will post an updated story after charges are formalized.

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