2 arrested after robbers take woman’s car in Edgewater on Monday night

Two suspects are in custody after they robbed a woman and stole her car in Edgewater late Monday, police said. The details of last night’s hold-up are similar to a robbery in Ravenswood on Saturday.

Police said the victim, a 51-year-old woman, was walking on the 5500 block of North Kenmore when three male offenders confronted her around 10:50 p.m. yesterday. They went into her pocket, took her car keys, and drove away with her 2015 Lincoln sedan, according to a police report.

Cops later located the car on the South Side, and three men ran from the vehicle after arriving on the 7000 block of South Princeton in Grand Crossing, according to police. Officers arrested two of them.

In the Ravenswood incident, three offenders approached a woman from behind on the 4500 block of North Paulina and demanded her property around 5:40 p.m. Saturday, CPD spokesperson Kellie Bartoli said. The group then used her car keys to unlock her orange Hyundai Tuscon, which they took.

Police have not publicly linked the two crimes.

Area Three detectives are handling both investigations.

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