Armed robbers mug 3 women in Lakeview, driver in Uptown

CHICAGO — Three women were robbed at gunpoint in Lakeview on Friday evening, and Chicago police suspect the same offenders pulled off a carjacking in Uptown a few hours later.

The women were in the 3400 block of North Bosworth when two men confronted them with handguns around 9:30 p.m., according to preliminary information. Police recovered some of the victims’ property nearby.

Officers at the scene said the suspects were two Black males wearing masks and dark hoodies who displayed two guns. A couple of men who matched that description hopped a turnstile at the Southport Brown Line station around the time of the robbery, and cops were trying to determine if they were the robbers.

In Uptown, two men wearing black clothing and masks carjacked a Nissan Rogue in the 900 block of West Sunnyside around 12:30 a.m. After hearing about the hijacking, an officer radioed that she saw the suspects from the Brown Line in Uptown shortly before the carjacking was reported.

A police spokesperson said official reports documenting both crimes were still pending on Saturday morning.

Elsewhere on Saturday morning, a man reported that three men traveling in an SUV robbed him at gunpoint near Michigan and Chicago avenues around 4 a.m.

No arrests have been announced in connection with any of the incidents.

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