At least 6 people robbed on North Side, mostly in Wrigleyville and Lakeview; crimes linked to similar wave in Rogers Park

Armed robbers held up at least six people on the North Side late Sunday night and early today, police said.

Investigators have linked some of the latest robberies to a similar hold-up spree that occurred in Rogers Park early Sunday morning. We reported yesterday that a source believed the Rogers Park robberies were committed by the remnants of an armed robbery crew that committed dozens of robberies earlier this month and shot a man.

In addition to the latest street robberies, a group of five people robbed a man on a Red Line train at Fullerton early Sunday.

The approximate locations of the Lakeview robberies. | Multiplottr

Here’s what we know:

The first robbery in the latest wave occurred near Farwell and Sheridan in Rogers Park around 11:45 p.m. Sunday. Three armed men took a woman’s purse and fled in a gray 2011 Honda Civic, according to a CPD report.

That getaway car was taken in an armed robbery around 2:30 a.m. Sunday on the 5600 block of North Mozart.

Minutes after the Rogers Park incident, two masked men robbed a woman of her phone, keys, and wallet at Irving Park Road and Pine Grove in Lakeview. They fled in the same Honda Civic, a CPD report said.

Then, at 1:20 a.m. on Memorial Day, a woman and her boyfriend were robbed by three men who stepped out of a car on the 900 block of West Belle Plaine. A robber struck the woman with a handgun during the robbery.

The victims said the robbers may have been accompanied by a second car — a detail that some earlier robbery victims mentioned.

Just a few minutes later, a bicyclist flagged down a passing patrol car outside Wrigley Field. The 30-year-old man told the officers that he was riding his bike on the 1100 block of West Grace when two men got out of a Honda Civic and went through his pants to take his phone and wallet, according to police.

Another robbery was reported near Clark and Cornelia in Wrigleyville around the same time. A CPD spokesperson said the report for this robbery was not complete and details were unavailable.

Chicago police issued a community alert on Sunday afternoon about the robberies that unfolded earlier in the day. They said the suspects are three Black males between 16- and 25-years-old. One is 5’9″ tall and wore an orange face mask, blue hoodie, and black sweats. Another is about 5-feet tall and wore a blue face mask, black hoodie, and black sweats. The third wore an orange hoodie. The group used a white Nissan Pathfinder during the hold-ups, according to CPD.

Separately, five people robbed a man as he rode a southbound Red Line train near Fullerton around 3:45 a.m. The victim was physically attacked by the group and one robber may have had a gun, according to a police report.

CTA surveillance video showed the robbers fled out of the Fullerton station and headed west after the crime. They were:

  • a Black male wearing a white winter cap, black scarf, light-colored tank top, black shorts, and red and black shoes
  • a tall and thin Black male wearing a baseball hat, black hoodie, jeans, and yellow and white shoes
  • a Black female with long hair who wore black leggings, black Crocs, and a black shirt with “The Godfather” on the front
  • a Black female wearing a white jacket, black shorts, and brown shoes
  • a Black male wearing a black hat, black hoodie, gray sweats, and white gym shoes

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