Two armed men robbed food delivery drivers on the same Near West Side block Saturday and Sunday evenings, according to police. The offenders carjacked one of the victims.
Police issued a community alert about the robberies, which took place one address apart on the 1100 block of West Washburne around 9:39 p.m. Saturday and 8:15 p.m. Sunday.
In the first incident, a Beggar’s Pizza driver arrived with a delivery, but the customer never came down for their food. When he called the number that placed the order, two men emerged from a gangway and took his money and the pizzas at gunpoint, according to a CPD report. They did not take his car.
The person who placed the order never called to ask where their pizza was, so the whole thing appears to have been a trap.
On Sunday, another driver pulled up to virtually the same spot to complete a delivery. Two men emerged from a nearby gangway, both displayed guns, and they drove off with his white Toyota RAV-4.
The robbers are two Black males between 17- and 24-years-old who stand about 6-feet tall, according to CPD’s alert. They wore black clothing, but one of the victims reported seeing a red stripe on one of their sleeves.
Anyone with information about the crimes can contact Area Three detectives at 312-744-8263 regarding pattern P21-3-029.