CHICAGO — One suspect is in custody, and another remains at large after armed robbers targeted three women and shot one victim in Logan Square on Monday night, according to Chicago police reports.
In one incident, a 26-year-old woman and a 29-year-old woman were robbed at gunpoint as they walked in the 1900 block of North Spaulding around 10:20 p.m., Chicago police said.
Two males riding bikes confronted the women with at least one handgun and took their purses. One of the gunmen then fired a shot, grazing the younger woman’s calf, according to CPD. She was taken to Humboldt Health in fair condition.
Chicago police officers responding to the 911 call saw two suspects leaving the area on bikes. They detained one after a short pursuit. But the other, described as a Black male with dreadlocks standing about 5’9″ tall and wearing a red hoodie, got away.
At about the same time, a third woman called 911 from a bar in the 2300 block of North Milwaukee and reported that two men on bikes robbed her at gunpoint on nearby Fullerton Avenue.
Detectives are working to see if the same offenders are responsible for both crimes.
Both 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.