Chicago — A group of masked men pulled off five armed robberies in under two hours on Sunday in Humboldt Park and West Town, Chicago police said. No arrests have been made.
Each time, the robbers confronted victims on sidewalks or the street and demanded their property while threatening to shoot them, according to a Chicago police community alert. The offenders fled each scene in a waiting car, possibly a dark-colored Kia with a broken rear passenger window, according to a CPD report reviewed by CWB Chicago.
The first robbery occurred in the 1300 block of North Washtenaw around 3:47 p.m., police said.
Then, just after 4 o’clock, they struck again in the 1100 block of North Campbell. A 31-year-old man told police he was walking when a black car rolled up, and two men got out.
They implied they had a gun and took his wallet from his pocket before returning to the car, which fled south on Campbell, a police spokesperson said. According to police, officers found the victim’s wallet several blocks away.
Another man was robbed about ten minutes later in Humboldt Park.
Police said a 37-year-old man was walking in an alley behind the 2600 block of West Augusta when a black four-door car pulled up at 4:17 p.m. Four offenders, one of whom may have been a female, got out and took the man’s property, a police spokesperson said.
Two more robberies were reported in quick succession about an hour later: in the 500 block of North Campbell at 5:35 p.m. and the 600 block of North Campbell at 5:40 p.m., according to CPD.
In a community alert, Chicago police said the suspects were four Black males between 15 and 25 years old who wore dark clothing and ski masks. They were armed with black handguns, police said.
Anyone with information about the crimes can contact Area Three detectives at 312-744-8263 about crime pattern 23-CWP-004.