Cops link 2 Rogers Park robberies to auto theft in Lincoln Park

Police are on the hunt for a group of men who stole a car in Lincoln Park on Saturday evening and then used it to commit two robberies in Rogers Park on Tuesday afternoon.

At 8:26 p.m. Saturday, someone drove away with a blue 2019 Honda CR-V after its owner left the key fob inside while he went into a business on the 2500 block of North Clark, according to a CPD report.

The stolen SUV was then used by a three-man robbery crew that mugged two victims in less than 20 minutes Tuesday afternoon on the Far North Side.

First, two offenders pushed a man and robbed him in the 6500 block of North Glenwood around 2:10 p.m. The offenders then fled westbound on Arthur in the CR-V.

They robbed another man around 2:26 p.m. in the 1400 block of West Albion, police said.

Police released descriptions of two suspects:

  • a Black male between 18- and 25-years-old who stands 6-feet to 6’2” tall and wore a black mask with a dark hoodie
  • a Black male between 18- and 25-years-old who stands 5’10” to 6-feet tall and wore a blue mask with a dark hoodie

The stolen SUV, which has a license plate beginning with BU37, is driven by a third suspect that police did not describe in a community alert that Area Three detectives issued on Tuesday evening.

Anyone with information about the incidents can contact investigators about crime pattern P21-3-044 at 312-744-8263.

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