Robbers armed with crowbar strike twice in Lakeview overnight

CHICAGO — A group of men armed with a crowbar robbed two people in separate incidents in Lakeview overnight. No arrests have been made.

A Chicago police spokesperson said the reports for both crimes were still being finalized as of 7 a.m. Saturday. But here’s what we’ve learned preliminarily:

At about 1:35 a.m., a woman sought help at a bar in the 500 block of West Diversey after two men robbed her nearby. The woman reported that three men wearing ski masks exited a small car and robbed her of her bookbag, iPhone, and Apple Watch. The vehicle was last seen heading north on Pine Grove.

The car is believed to be a blue 2007 Toyota that was reported stolen from the 500 block of West Drummond on Friday, according to police records.

Then, around 3:30 a.m., police responded to the 3700 block of North Fremont to meet with a man who had been robbed. He reported that two men wearing ski masks, one armed with a crowbar and the other with a gun, threatened him, took his valuables, and fled south.

We will update this story after the CPD reports are finalized.

On Tuesday, a woman was mugged in Lincoln Park by two robbers who threatened her with a golf club. The woman was in the 500 block of West Wrightwood around 11:48 p.m. when one of the robbers threatened her with a golf club while the other “forcefully took her purse,” according to a CPD media statement.

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