Cops warn of armed robbery crew that struck in Streeterville, Near North last week

Police are warning about an armed robbery crew that struck twice last week downtown. The team may have struck a third time in North Center, according to a source. In a community alert Monday night, police said both downtown victims were sitting in cars when an armed man entered their vehicle, displayed a handgun, and demanded their valuables.

Around 1:45 a.m. Wednesday, May 26, a man and woman were in a car on the 100 block of West Superior when the offender and an accomplice robbed them, according to a CPD report. The victims, who sought help from a doorman at a nearby apartment building, said two offenders fled the scene eastbound on Superior in a blue sedan.

The robbers struck again around 1:55 a.m. Friday in the 400 block of West Oak Street. This time, they fled in a black four-door SUV, according to the community alert.

Less than an hour after that robbery, another victim was robbed at gunpoint by men who fled in a black SUV near Byron and Lincoln in North Center. Detectives did not link the North Center hold-up to the other two cases in the alert, but a source said the cases have many similarities.

Police described the downtown robbers as two Black men between 20- and 30-years-old who stand 5’10” to 5’11” tall and weigh 150 to 200 pounds.

Anyone with information about robberies can contact Area Three detectives at 312-744-8263 about community alert #P21-3-067.

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