Two more robberies reported Wrigleyville, Boystown on Friday night

Police are investigating two more robberies in the Wrigleyville and neighborhoods, both reported Friday night. The latest incidents follow the robbery of a woman inside an apartment building in the same area on Thursday. There is no known connection between the crimes.

Most recently, a woman told police that a man pushed her against a fence and took her purse as she walked on the 3700 block of North Fremont around 11:47 p.m. Friday, CPD spokesperson Sally Bown said while citing preliminary information.

Approximate locations of three recent robberies in the Wrigleyville and Boystown areas.

According to Bown, the man, who said he had a gun but did not display one, fled eastbound on Grace with the victim’s bag. Police searched the area for the suspect but came up empty-handed. He’s described as a slender Black man in his 20’s who wore a dark hoodie and stood about 6-feet tall.

Earlier Friday, a man displayed a handgun in his waistband while robbing Walgreens, 3646 North Broadway, around 9:20 p.m., according to a CPD report. He’s described as a very skinny Black male who wore a gray mask and stood about 5’11” tall.

Area Three detectives are investigating both of Friday’s hold-ups and one that unfolded in the same area around 11:40 a.m. Thursday.

In that case, a woman was jumped and robbed by a man inside her apartment building on the 600 block of West Grace. The 27-year-old victim said the man grabbed her from behind, covered her mouth with his hand, and robbed her, police said.

The woman declined medical attention. She rode around the area with police as they searched for the suspect, but they did not find him. CPD spokesperson Kellie Bartoli said the offender is a White male between 20- and 40-years-old. Officers at the scene said he stood about 5’11” tall and wore a black coat and mask.

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