2 in custody after man’s punched and robbed in Roscoe Village

A man and woman are in custody after a 61-year-old man was punched and robbed in Roscoe Village on Monday night, according to a CPD report. The couple may also face charges for an auto burglary that was reported nearby earlier in the evening.

Police said the robbery victim was on the 3400 block of North Lincoln when the male offender asked him for a cigarette around 11:10 p.m. As the victim reached into his pocket, the robber punched him in the face and took cash out of his pocket, according to a CPD statement. The couple then fled south on Lincoln.

The victim suffered swelling to his face and injuries to his right arm but police said he did not want to be taken to a hospital.

Officers searched the area and found a man and woman who matched the suspects’ descriptions at CVS, 3630 North Southport, around 11:50 p.m. The robbery victim identified them as the offenders.

The couple was also identified as the people who burglarized a man’s car on the 4000 block of North Campbell around 9:40 p.m. Monday, according to a police report.

Charges were pending Tuesday morning.

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