3 women robbed at gunpoint in Lincoln Park and Old Town this morning; suspect detained

Chicago police are questioning a suspect after three women were targeted in a string of armed robberies Tuesday morning in Lincoln Park and Old Town.

The holdups began around 8:25 a.m. when a gunman confronted a woman as she walked her dog in the 300 block of West Evergreen. He got away with the victim’s fanny pack, phone, and keys.

About an hour later, another woman reported a robbery in the 2000 block of North Dayton. A police spokesperson said the woman told officers that a gunman in his late teens or early 20s displayed a handgun and demanded her property. She gave him her bag, and he fled the scene.

Police responded to another robbery around 9:43 a.m. in the 1400 block of North North Park. A woman reported that a 15-year-old boy pointed a gun at her and demanded her property inside a parking garage, a CPD spokesperson said.

She refused to comply, and the offender ran away when she leaned on her car horn.

The approximate locations of Tuesday’s robberies. | Multiplottr

Patrol officers, guided by a CPD surveillance camera operator, arrested the boy in the 300 block of West Goethe a short time later. Officers said they recovered a gun during the arrest.

CWBChicago will post an updated story if charges are approved.

Earlier robberies

Two women were robbed in Lincoln Park on Monday afternoon, but the robber did not use a firearm in those crimes.

A 26-year-old woman told police she was robbed while walking in the 600 block of West Armitage around 4:23 p.m., a CPD spokesperson said. The robber approached her from behind, pushed her, and took her phone. Then he escaped in a white four-door sedan, according to police.

Another woman was targeted as she walked in the 2200 block of North Geneva Terrace around 4:32 p.m. The 30-year-old said the offender came up from behind and took her phone. He also fled in a white sedan, police said.

Police did not release a description of Monday’s suspect.

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