Robbers are targeting Divvy riders on the Lakefront Trail, police say

Chicago police say a couple of men are robbing Divvy riders of their bicycles on the Gold Coast lakefront. It’s happened twice since May 13, according to an alert from Area Three detectives.

Both times, two men threatened Divvy customers and took their rental bikes along the Lakefront Trail.

Divvy riders take a break near Oak Street Beach in the summer of 2019. | FIle

The first robbery occurred on the 1000 block of North Lake Shore Drive near Oak Street Beach at 2:50 p.m. on Friday, May 13.

Then, it happened again in the 1400 block of North Lake Shore Drive on the morning of Sunday May 15, police said. That location is a couple of blocks south of North Avenue Beach.

Police said the robbers are two Black males between 17- and 20-years-old who stand about 5’7″ tall and weigh about 145 pounds.

Anyone with information about robberies can contact Area Three detectives about crime pattern P22-3-036 at 312-744-8263.

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