3 armed robberies reported in 20 minutes in Logan Square this morning, police say

Chicago police are investigating another armed robbery spree in Logan Square. At least three people were robbed at gunpoint within 20 minutes on Thursday morning, CPD said. But no arrests have been made.

The holdups began around 4:35 a.m. in the 2400 block of West Cortland. Police said three men got out of a blue sedan to attack and rob a 56-year-old man. They took his backpack and phone and fled.

The victim walked to a bus stop near the Western Blue Line, where he asked someone to call for help. EMS took him to St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment of a minor laceration, according to CPD.

Then, a 63-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint of his phone and wallet by three men in the 3200 block of West Fullerton at about 4:50 a.m. That victim, who was working on a scooter when the group confronted him, said the crew escaped in a red sedan.

The approximate locations of Thursday’s robberies. | Multiplottr

About five minutes later, the third victim was robbed in the 2200 block of North California. Police said a 39-year-old woman was walking near the California Blue Line station when a blue sedan pulled up, and two offenders got out with firearms. They took her valuables, then escaped in the car.

The robbers were described as slender Black males in their mid to late teens who wore hoodies and masks.

All three robberies occurred in CPD’s Shakespeare (14th) District, where robbery reports are up 21% compared to the same point last year. The district’s robbery rate is 73% higher than 2021, 127% higher than in 2020, and 78% above 2019’s level, according to the police department’s latest statistics report.

The area has been hit repeatedly with nighttime armed robbery sprees like the one that unfolded Thursday morning.

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