Armed robbers abducted 2 men in separate attacks and rob them while driving around Wrigleyville: Chicago police

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An armed robbery crew committed two separate abductions within steps of Wrigley Field early Sunday and robbed their victims while driving them around Wrigleyville, according to a pair of Chicago police reports.

Neither victim was injured, but both provided police with nearly identical stories of being forced into a car near the Friendly Confines by three robbers who dumped them from the vehicle after getting their property.

The first victim, a 27-year-old man, told Chicago police he was walking in the 3500 block of North Clark around 1 a.m. when two robbers forced him into a gray sedan at gunpoint, a CPD spokesperson said.

He said the offenders drove him around the neighborhood and took his wallet and phone before forcing him out of the vehicle near the L tracks on Grace Street.

While police were interviewing the victim, a 23-year-old man walked up to report that he had also been abducted and robbed.

He said he was outside Taco Bell Cantina, 1107 West Addison, when a man forced him into a gray sedan at gunpoint around 1:15 a.m., police said. The offenders drove the man around the area, took his iPhone and wallet, then let him go.

Both victims said the robbers were three Black males in a gray or black sedan, possibly a Honda. Neither victim was seriously injured.

The robberies occurred in CPD’s Town Hall (19th) District, where robbery reports are up 47% from last year and 13% compared to 2018, according to CPD data.

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