Robber is mugging women inside Loop parking garages, Chicago police say

Chicago police are warning about a man who is robbing women inside Loop parking garages.

Police linked two cases to the robber in a community alert issued Saturday evening. However, CWB Chicago has learned of a third robbery that occurred this week, but the victim left the scene without waiting for police after filing a report with a security guard.

CPD’s alert said the offender implies that he has a gun and demands property from his victims. But he has also been violent.

Two of the robberies occurred inside parking garages across the street from each other in the 200 block of West Washington. | Google

Around 3:15 p.m. Saturday, the man punched and pepper-sprayed a woman during a robbery inside a garage in the 200 block of West Washington, according to a Chicago police report reviewed by CWB Chicago. The woman was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Following the robbery, someone attempted to use one of her stolen credit cards near State and Madison, but the transaction was declined.

Another woman was mugged inside a parking garage directly across the street from Saturday’s crime on Wednesday evening.

She was on the 11th floor when the robber implied he had a gun, threatened to hurt her, and took her property, according to CPD radio traffic. Officers who responded to the scene on Wednesday said the woman completed an incident report with a security guard and left before police arrived.

The first robbery that police linked to the man occurred at 10:08 a.m. on January 26 inside a parking garage on Randolph Street, just east of State Street, according to CPD records.

Police said the robber was a Black male between 15 and 18 years old who stood 5’6″ to 5’8″ tall and weighed 150 to 200 pounds. He wears a black and brown puffy coat.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call Area Three detectives at 312-744-8263.

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