Oopsie! Lincoln Park robbers run away after victim pulls out a knife, cops say. 2 other incidents reported nearby.

The approximate locations of the robberies and auto theft. | Multiplottr

A would-be robbery victim had an unpleasant surprise for two men who tried to rob him and his girlfriend in Lincoln Park overnight: He pulled out a knife and scared them away. Chicago police say that less than 30 minutes later, there was a second robbery and a car theft in the same area.

The knife-packing man, 23, was walking with his 21-year-old girlfriend when two robbers demanded their property in the 2300 block of North Geneva Terrace around midnight Tuesday, Chicago police said.

As the muggers went through the victims’ pockets, the man pulled out a knife and threatened the robbers, who ran away and jumped into a black sedan, which was driven by a third offender, according to CPD.

Neither victim lost any property to the robbers.

Just a few minutes later, an Uber Eats driver was confronted in the 2400 block of North Seminary by a man who told him to “gimme the car.” The victim complied, and the thief drove away with his gold Hyundai Sonata.

Then, at 12:30 a.m., a light-colored Hyundai Sonata rolled up on a 38-year-old man who was walking in the 2500 block of North Orchard.

Five men from the car all displayed handguns and took his property, according to police.

The suspects during the second robbery were described as Black males, four wearing black hoodies and one wearing a white hoodie. They escaped in the Sonata.

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