Editor’s note: This story was updated at 12:39 p.m. on December 13 with new information from Chicago police.
Four armed robberies were reported in under about an hour Saturday evening in Edgewater, according to an alert from Chicago police. No arrests have been made, and no injuries were reported in the hold-ups, which appear to be related.
The offenders ordered the victims to hand over their cash and surrender their phones after forcing the victims to unlock and disable the devices, Area Three detectives said in a community alert Sunday afternoon.
First, two armed men displayed a handgun and tried to rob a victim on the 5800 block of North Paulina at 7:09 p.m., The robbery failed, and both offenders ran away northbound on Paulina, according to a CPD report.
At 7:33 p.m., a man was robbed at gunpoint by two offenders as he walked home from work on the 1700 block of West Peterson.
Then, around 7:45 p.m., two robbers jumped out of a white SUV and robbed a woman as she walked on the 5600 block of North Glenwood, police said.
Finally, a man was robbed at gunpoint by two offenders as he made a delivery in the 1400 block of West Edgewater around 8:20 p.m.
In the alert, police described the suspects as:
- a Black male between 15- and 18-years-old who stands about 5’6” tall and weighs about 140 pounds. He wore a black hoodie, black jeans, a surgical mask, and displayed a black handgun.
- a Black male, 15- to 18-years-old, 5’10” to 6’2” tall. He wore a black hooded jacket, black pants, a mask, and displayed a silver handgun.
Area Three detectives are investigating.