Delivery driver robbed, car taken near Chicago mayor’s home

Chicago — A food delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint by a man who also stole his car less than a block from Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s home in Logan Square on Monday night, according to Chicago police. At least two other armed robberies were reported in the same area on Saturday evening.

Around 10:50 last night, the delivery driver was confronted by an armed man in the 2600 block of North St. Louis, just steps north of Wrightwood Avenue, where the mayor’s home is protected by a small army of Chicago police officers.

The robber took the delivery driver’s keys and took his gold 2004 Infiniti, according to CPD. The car pinged on a license plate reader at the Dan Ryan Expressway and 63rd Street minutes later, an officer said.

Two armed robberies were reported on Saturday evening.

Around 6:40 p.m., three masked men confronted a woman at gunpoint and tried to rob her in the 3500 block of West Schubert. The woman managed to get away and called police, a CPD report said.

Then, around 7 p.m., a man dressed in a red jumpsuit and wearing a black bandana robbed a man in the 2300 block of North Sawyer. The robber implied that he had a gun, threatened to shoot the victim, and demanded cash.

Area Five detectives are in charge of investigating the crimes.

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