8 people robbed in 30 minute spree from Wicker Park to Logan Square

Chicago police are investigating five armed robberies that occurred in under an hour Friday afternoon in Wicker Park, Logan Square, and nearby neighborhoods.

The spree began around 12:40 p.m. near Damen and Cortez in West Town. A man told police that two offenders displayed guns during a robbery attempt, then fled in a black vehicle, possibly a Toyota.

He described them as Black males between 17 and 23 years old. The younger one, who pointed a gun at the victim’s head, wore a blue mask and a black hoodie.

Then, just before 1 p.m., two robbers exited a black sedan with a broken side window to rob another man in the 1300 block of North Hoyne.

At about the same time, two masked men exited a small charcoal-colored sedan to rob three people in the 1700 block of North Troy. The gunmen escaped with cash and wallets.

Another robbery occurred around 1 p.m. in the 3400 block of West Cortland. Two men armed with at least one firearm robbed an Uber driver and another victim on the street, according to a report.

At 1:19 p.m., two men pushed a woman and took money from her pockets in the 1600 block of West Chicago Avenue. 

No arrests were made for any of the crimes.

Overnight, a man was carjacked at gunpoint in Wicker Park. Up to five armed men accompanied by at least two vehicles took his 2013 Audi A4 at gunpoint in the 1700 block of North Western. He was not injured.

Here is some of our recent coverage of the city’s ongoing robbery spree problem:

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