String of robberies hits Lincoln Park on Sunday night, Monday morning

Chicago police are investigating a string of robberies that occurred in Lincoln Park late Sunday and early Monday. Two of the victims are students at DePaul University.

A little before 11 p.m., a woman called 911 to report that two men tried to rob her and a friend as they sat on a bench in Oz Park. The woman who called for help bolted from the park, leaving her friend behind.

About 20 minutes later, a 26-year-old woman was knocked to the ground and robbed in the 2200 block of North Sheffield, according to CPD. The offender escaped in a light-colored vehicle.

Finally, two men, ages 19 and 20, were robbed at gunpoint as they walked in the 1300 block of West Fullerton around 4:15 a.m., police said. The men said two offenders emerged from a black vehicle and displayed guns while demanding their property.

The approximate locations of the robberies. | Multiplottr

The victims went to University Hall, a DePaul residence hall, and a security officer called 911, identifying the victims as students.

CPD did not release any descriptions of the suspects. No arrests have been made.

All of the robberies occurred in the Near North (18th) District, where robbery reports are 13% higher than this point last year, but down 12% compared to 2019.

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