*Another* abduction and robbery confirmed in Wrigleyville, bringing weekend total to five, CPD says

A Chicago police car sits outside Wrigley Field in August 2021. | CPD

Yet another victim has stepped forward to report being abducted and robbed near Wrigley Field early Sunday morning, according to Chicago police. That brings the total number of similar incidents to five from this past weekend.

Chicago police revealed the information in an updated community alert on Wednesday evening. It is the third bulletin that Area Three detectives have issued about the crime spree.

In each case, armed men approached victims from behind and ordered them into a waiting car at gunpoint. Some victims have described the vehicle as a gray Honda sedan.

Once inside the car, the offenders drove the victim around the neighborhood and took their wallets and phones. The victims were then released without being harmed, according to CPD.

The first abduction and robbery occurred in the 3500 block of North Clark around 12:15 a.m. Saturday.

Then, early Sunday, four more victims were targeted in separate incidents between midnight and 2 a.m. Two victims were abducted separately near the Taco Bell Cantina, 1107 West Addison. Others were ordered into cars in the 3400 block of North Clark and the 3600 block of North Clark, police said.

Police described the suspects as two or three Black men between 25- and 30-years-old who stood 5’10” to 6 feet tall and weighed 150 to 170 pounds.

After CWBChicago first reported about two of the incidents on Sunday, a woman wrote in to say that one of her relatives was similarly targeted in the neighborhood on October 8.

“They need to be caught. These guys are professionals,” the woman said, explaining that the man she knew was abducted by two armed men near Clark and Addison. She said they drove him around the neighborhood and took his phone and wallet.

The crew “cleared out his bank accounts within hours,” the woman continued. “Very sad.”

Anyone with information about the crimes can contact detectives at 312-744-8263 regarding crime pattern P22-3-070C.

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