Men armed with ‘possible submachine gun’ rob woman in Streeterville overnight, police say

Three men robbed a woman at gunpoint outside a Streeterville high-rise building overnight, and one of the men may have been armed with a submachine gun, according to police.

The 28-year-old victim was standing on a sidewalk next to a residential building on the 400 block of North McClurg when three men pulled up in a gray Buick sedan around 1:30 a.m., Officer Ronald Westbrooks said.

“One exited the car and approached her displaying a possible submachine gun [and] demanding her belongings,” Westbrooks said. The offender fled in the sedan after taking her phone and purse, according to Westbrooks.

The suspects are three Black males in a Buick bearing a license plate that begins with CX53, a CPD report said.

Saturday’s robbery was the second in twelve hours on McClurg Court.

Around 2:15 p.m., a woman beat and robbed an employee inside a dry cleaning store on the 500 block of North McClurg. Officers who reviewed video footage of the incident said the offender is a Black female in her early- to mid-20s who wore a black jacket with pink stripes on the arms, a pink medical mask, and bright pink shoes. Her hair was pulled into a bun that she wrapped with a pink multicolor headband.

No arrests have been made in either incident.

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