Two off-duty cops robbed at gunpoint in Chicago

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CHICAGO — Two off-duty police officers were robbed at gunpoint in Pilsen on Sunday morning. And, like most robbers in Chicago, they got away.

The two officers, men ages 28 and 30, were walking in the 1000 block of West 16th Street when four men rolled up in a gray Nissan sedan around 4:10 a.m. The robbers got out, took the cops’ phones and wallets at gunpoint, and then drove away.

In a media statement about the robbery, Chicago police did not reveal that the victims were police officers. The men were not injured during the hold-up.

They described the robbers as Black men between 18 and 25 years old, standing 5’8″ to 6’1″ tall. All four had guns, and all wore dark clothing with black ski masks.

Another man was robbed just a few blocks away, likely by the same group, at about the same time. That victim was near 18th and Blue Island when three masked men got out of a heavily damaged gray sedan to rob him.

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