Couple robbed at gunpoint in Lincoln Park on Christmas night, second holdup nearby

CHICAGO — A Lincoln Park couple was robbed at gunpoint near their home on Christmas night. Another man was robbed at gunpoint in the neighborhood early Tuesday morning. No arrests have been announced.

The couple, a 33-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman, was in the 400 block of West Fullerton, not far from their home, when an armed man confronted them around 9:57 p.m., police said. He ordered them to surrender their valuables, and they complied, handing over jewelry and other property.

Chicago cops tracked the woman’s phone and recovered it along with other proceeds in the 2600 block of North Dayton, a CPD spokesperson said.

Officers who spoke with the couple said the robber was a Black man standing about 5’7″ tall. He was last seen heading west on Fullerton wearing a black ski mask and a black hoodie.

Then, around 2:45 a.m., a man was robbed at gunpoint near the intersection of Armitage and Mohawk. He told police that two men who got out of a small car put a gun to his head and threatened to shoot him.

The men took his phone and forced him to surrender his passcode and wallet. No description of the suspects was available.

A robbery was also reported in the neighborhood on Christmas Eve. The victims were in teh 200 block of West Wisconsin when at least three masked men armed with handguns took their valuables and fled in a silver Ford Mustang around 8:50 p.m.

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