A man-woman robbery team struck four times Wednesday morning from River North to Edgewater. Then they came back to Edgewater for an encore Thursday morning. They physically attacked the victims and pepper-sprayed two of them, police said. All of the muggings took place during the daytime.
The first victim was a Loyola University student who was getting into her car on the 6200 block of North Kenmore, according to info from CPD and the school’s police department. Loyola police said an offender ran up to the woman’s car, opened the door, hit the victim, and stole her property around 9:15 a.m. A CPD report said they took the woman’s purse. The offender escaped in a dark blue Mazda that was waiting nearby.
About 20 minutes later, a woman was attacked and robbed by a man who stepped out of a dark-colored vehicle on the 3000 block of North Pine Grove in Lakeview.
Then, between 10:15 and 10:30 a.m., a man and woman pulled up behind a woman who was in a car on the 700 block of North Kingsbury in River North. Both offenders got out of their vehicle and robbed the woman.
About 45 minutes later, a woman jumped out of a dark sedan driven by a man to steal a woman’s purse on the 500 block of North Dearborn.
Thursday morning, the duo returned to Edgewater, attacked a woman from behind, and robbed her on the 1300 block of West Thorndale, according to police. They pepper-sprayed this victim, too.
Police issued a community alert linking all the robberies except the Dearborn incident to the same crime pattern on Friday morning.
Detectives said the suspects are:
- a Black female between 20- and 25-years-old who stands 4’10” to 5’2″ tall and weighs 150 to 180 pounds
- a Black male with dreadlocks between 20- and 30-years-old who stands 5’10” to 6’2″ tall and weighs 160 to 180 pounds
Anyone with information about the crimes or the suspects can contact Area Three detectives about pattern P22-3-15 at 312-744-8263.