Two women were violently robbed in Lakeview on Tuesday evening, according to police. It’s the third robbery in the immediate area since Thursday, although the crimes do not appear to be related.
Around 9:25 p.m. Tuesday, the two women were sitting inside a car on the 1200 block of West Nelson when two robbers walked up and one of them opened the driver’s side door, said CPD spokesperson Kellie Bartoli.
The man pulled the woman from the driver’s seat, threw her to the ground, and began striking her with an object, Bartoli said. Both offenders then demanded valuables from the women, who complied.
Bartoli said the women, whose ages were not available, declined medical attention and no offender descriptions were available.
The robbery happened about a block from where a man and woman were robbed at gunpoint on Thursday evening, September 23.
In that case, three men displayed two handguns and yelled at the victims to hand over their property on the 1200 block of West Wellington around 10:50 p.m., Officer Jessica Rocco said. The offenders then searched the victims and took their valuables before escaping in a car.
Rocco said the victims, a 26-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman, reported the robbery in person at the Town Hall Police District station, 850 West Addison. Shortly after they arrived at the station, another robbery occurred on the 2300 block of North Damen, and one of the Lakeview victims’ phones was found near the scene.
The robbers were described as three Black males in their mid-20s who wore all black clothing. One of them wore a green bandana, and his hoodie had a white and yellow logo on it.
Then, a woman was robbed at the intersection of Lincoln and Southport around 10:14 p.m. Saturday. A man who claimed to have a gun took the woman’s phone and fled northbound, according to a CPD report.
He is described as a White or Native American man who’s in his 30’s. He’s about 6’2” tall with long black hair, and he wore a black headband that said “survivor” with a dark blue sweatshirt.
Area Three detectives are investigating all three reports.