Violent armed robberies leave one victim hospitalized overnight

CHICAGO — Two violent armed robberies were reported early Sunday morning in West Rogers Park, according to Chicago police.

The most serious injuries occurred during the first mugging, which happened in the 6600 block of North Campbell around 1:29 a.m. Police said a 35-year-old man was walking down the sidewalk when three armed men jumped out of a black sedan.

They rushed the victim, chased him down the street, and beat him when they caught up to him, according to a CPD media statement. After taking the victim’s phone and wallet, the crew returned to the car and drove away. CPD said the victim is in fair condition at St. Francis Hospital.

A few minutes later, a group of three men robbed two people in the 7400 block of North Campbell and beat one of the victims.

Police said a 19-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman were sitting in a parked car when the three robbers got out of a blue sedan. They forced the couple from their vehicle at gunpoint and made the male victim lie on the ground.

Once the man was down, the crew beat and kicked him, then took wallets and phones from both victims. They escaped in the blue car, which may be a Hyundai. The man declined medical attention, police said.

The suspects were described as Black males, all armed and wearing ski masks.

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