Robbery team struck again Tuesday, targeting women in Lincoln Park and Rogers Park

A robbery and auto thief team that Chicago police warned about earlier this week struck two more times Wednesday — once in Rogers Park and once in Lincoln Park. The offenders remain at-large.

Around 12:10 p.m. yesterday, a man robbed a woman of her phone near Arlington and Orchard in Lincoln Park. He then got into an SUV that drove away from the scene.

About 45 minutes later, in Rogers Park, a 21-year-old woman was walking on the 1400 block of West Albion when a man ran up and robbed her of her phone, according to police. He then jumped into a blue Honda CR-V that sped from the scene.

Wednesday’s crimes unfolded very close to other incidents that detectives linked to the crew in a community alert Tuesday night.

The Honda CR-V that’s being used was stolen around 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the 2500 block of North Clark — just down the street from where the woman was robbed yesterday.

Between 2:10 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, the offenders robbed women in the 6500 block of North Glenwood and the 1400 block of West Albion — the same block where they mugged a woman yesterday.

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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