Robbery victim chased gunmen’s car from Lincoln Park to the Loop, police say

A man who was robbed after walking out of a Lincoln Park bank on Friday morning got into his car and chased the offenders all the way to the Loop before the robbers bailed out of their vehicle and ran away on foot, police said. No arrests have been made, and no injuries were reported.

The victim, age 33, told police that two men confronted him with two handguns as he walked out of Bank of America, 2428 North Lincoln, around 11:30 a.m., according to a CPD report.

Officer Michelle Tannehill said they took an “undisclosed amount” of cash from the man and fled in a Chrysler 300. According to police dispatch records, the victim said the robbers got away with $20,000.

But the victim wasn’t going to give up easily. He jumped into his Toyota Camry and chased after the men, whose car bore an orange license plate. He rammed the back of their car at one point, which caused its rear bumper to fall off, Tannehill said.

The victim gave 911 dispatchers a turn-by-turn report of where the two cars were. They went down Lake Shore Drive, got onto Monroe Street, went up Michigan Avenue, and eventually wound up outside Maggie Daley Park on the 300 block of East Randolph.

One of the robbers got out of the car and ran into the park. The other reportedly ran north. Police searched the area but did not find anyone matching the suspects’ descriptions.

According to the victim, the one who ran north is a slim Black male in his mid-20s who wore a black t-shirt, and had a goatee. The one who ran into the park was Black, younger, had twists in his hair, and wore a gray hoodie with a white t-shirt underneath.

Area Three detectives are investigating.

Friday’s robbery is at least the second in which gunmen targeted a customer outside a bank. Interestingly, the car used in both robberies had an orange license plate.

On Tuesday, September 7, a man told police that three offenders confronted him as he walked into Chase Bank, 1959 West Division, to make a deposit around 1:30 p.m.

He told police three men took two deposit bags containing about $5,200, and one of the men displayed a handgun, according to a CPD report. The robbers fled in a gray car with orange plates.

The victim described the suspects only as three younger Black males.

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