Armed robbers who drove over a victim Sunday returned for more holdups last night

CHICAGO — An armed robbery crew that intentionally ran over a victim with their getaway car in Logan Square on Sunday is suspected of committing more holdups last night.

Chicago police said a man was checking his tire pressure in the 1700 block of North Hermitage when a red sedan pulled up beside him around 9:34 p.m. Two gunmen exited the red vehicle, put a pistol to his chest, and took his wallet.

Moments before that robbery, a cop on patrol radioed that she saw a red Hyundai traveling in the area of North Avenue and Leavitt Street that was suspected of being involved in a series of armed robberies on Sunday.

It has no license plates, a broken side window, and heavy damage to the body.

More robberies followed on Monday night: two women had their wallets and computers taken in the 4800 block of West Wellington; up to five armed men took a victim’s wallet near Dickens and Leclaire; and another man was robbed by two armed men in the 1800 block of North Monticello.

The red Hyundai was seen at the Monticello incident. It was used in an hours-long robbery spree Sunday evening that culminated with a man being badly injured after they intentionally ran over him with the car.

Four men in the Hyundai tried to rob the man in the 3200 block of West George around 6 p.m., according to Chicago police. They mowed him down when he tried to run away.

An officer at the scene said the victim suffered chest injuries and a compound leg fracture. The police spokesperson said he was in fair condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with a fractured ankle.

Armed robbers intentionally hit another robbery victim in Logan Square on Thursday morning.

In addition to several robberies before the man was run over, the red Hyundai crew is also suspected of robbing two women in Wicker Park later on Sunday.

Chicago police said two 25-year-old women were parking in the 1500 block of North Bell when two men exited a red car and took their purses, wallets, and phones at gunpoint.

Sunday spree

For more than two hours leading up to the robbery that left the victim injured on George Street, Chicago police responded to at least seven armed robberies involving groups of armed, masked men who jumped out of red sedans to rob people.

According to preliminary information, the holdups began around 3:45 p.m. in the 800 block of North Marshfield in West Town. Minutes later, two women were robbed at gunpoint near the 1300 block of North Wood. Police learned that one of the robbers had blond dreadlocks.

At about 4 p.m., four men in a red car robbed a man behind the 2800 block of North Richmond. Again, one of the robbers appeared to have blond dreadlocks or dreads with blond highlights, according to an officer at the scene.

Another robbery occurred in the 3200 block of North Linder in Belmont Cragin around 4:15 p.m.

Following that, a robbery occurred outside the Chase Bank at 4440 West North Avenue in Humboldt Park. The offenders put a gun to a man’s face as he exited the ATM. A preliminary report said they took his money and robbed another man, too.

Targeting victims at bank ATMs has been an increasingly popular tactic with armed robbery crews in the area.

Minutes before the robbery ended with the victim being run over, a woman was robbed by three men who pointed a gun at her in the 1600 block of North Honore in Bucktown.

At about 5:55 p.m., four men exited a red sedan to rob two women in the 3000 block of West Schubert.

Another robbery turned violent at 11:55 p.m. Saturday in Humboldt Park.

A 24-year-old concealed carry holder was standing outside of a vehicle in the 3300 block of West Beach when he saw two men get out of a silver sedan. He saw the men pull out firearms and open a woman’s car door nearby, police said.

The robbers shot at the concealed carry holder when he tried to intervene in the robbery. He returned fire, and a shootout ensued, according to CPD. No injuries were reported, but the offenders left a gun behind and crashed their getaway car, a stolen 2018 Hyundai. They may have fled the area on foot.

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