3 armed robberies reported during Sunday morning spree

CHICAGO — At least three people were robbed during a 2-hour crime spree that stretched from Lakeview to Wicker Park on Sunday morning. Similar incidents were also reported in some of those areas on Saturday.

Sunday’s robberies began around 4:25 a.m. at Halsted and Blackhawk, just south of the North-Clybourn Red Line station. Three masked gunmen exited a gray sedan and robbed the victim of a wallet, phone, and keys, according to initial information.

Then, around 6 a.m., another robbery occurred in the 600 block of West Diversey, just west of Clark Street. A man told police that at least three gunmen exited a gray sedan to rob him at gunpoint.

About 15 minutes later, a woman was robbed in the 1800 block of West Division in Wicker Park. Four or five men armed with guns arrived and escaped in a silver Infiniti sedan, according to a Chicago police report. A second CPD report said the vehicle was recently stolen from an auto repair shop in the 4400 block of North Elston.

The best description of the suspects came from the Lakeview robbery: Black men between 18 and 24 years old who wore gloves and were dressed entirely in black.

Around 3:30 a.m. Saturday, a man was robbed at gunpoint by up to six armed men in the first block of West Goethe in the Gold Coast.

Six robbers were also responsible for a carjacking and robbery in the 2100 block of West Le Moyne around 5:15 a.m. Once again, all of the offenders wore masks and displayed guns to take the victim’s white 2022 BMW.

No arrests have been announced in connection with the crimes.

Original reporting you’ll see nowhere else, paid for by our readers. Click here to support our work.

About CWBChicago 6338 Articles
CWBChicago was created in 2013 by five residents of Wrigleyville and Boystown who had grown disheartened with inaccurate information that was being provided at local Community Policing (CAPS) meetings. Our coverage area has expanded since then to cover Lincoln Park, River North, The Loop, Uptown, and other North Side Areas. But our mission remains unchanged: To provide original public safety reporting with better context and greater detail than mainstream media outlets. Our editorial email address is news@cwbchicago.com