A woman was attacked and robbed as she walked in the Loop on Monday evening. The victim, a 32-year-old attorney working for a nearby law firm, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for facial injuries, according to a Chicago police report.
She was on the 100 block of North Dearborn when two robbers stepped out of a dark-colored SUV and approached her at 6:32 p.m., a CPD spokesperson said. The offenders physically attacked the woman and took her property.
After the robbery, the attackers returned to the SUV and headed east on Couch Place, the alley-like street that runs behind the Nederlander Theatre.
Officers said the robbers were a Black male and a Black female in their 20s. Their getaway car is believed to be an older-model Buick.
Previous robbery pattern
For nearly a month, Chicago police have been looking for a man-woman robbery team that has been targeting women in daylight muggings across downtown and the North Side. It’s not known if Monday’s crime is linked to the couple.
Two incidents involving male and female robbers were reported in Lakeview on March 14:
- At 11:40 a.m., a man pushed a woman down and tried to take her purse on the 4000 block of North Clark, according to a police report. Witnesses intervened in the robbery, and the offender escaped in a stolen black Buick sedan driven by a woman.
- Then, a woman was beaten up and robbed by a woman in an apartment building on the 3600 block of North Lake Shore Drive at 12:52 p.m. Officers arriving at the scene said they were almost struck by a black Buick sedan that was speeding away from the area. According to a report, they saw a man and at least one woman in the car.
Man-woman robbery teams struck five times in two days between downtown and Edgewater on February 23 and 24. Police issued a community alert about the incidents. The same duo is suspected of committing another two robberies on February 25.