At least 6 people robbed in a string of holdups on Sunday morning from Lakeview to Logan Square

CHICAGO — An Uber driver and his customer are among at least six people targeted in a string of armed robberies reported from Lakeview to Bucktown to Logan Square on Sunday morning. It is not known if Chicago police have established any links between the crimes.

In one case, two men, ages unknown, were robbed while sitting in a parked car in the 2000 block of North Leavitt around 6:53 a.m., a CPD spokesperson said. We learned independently that the victims were an Uber driver and their passenger.

Four men displayed firearms and demanded property from the victims, one of whom suffered a minor shoulder injury during the robbery, the spokesperson said. Police did not release descriptions of the suspects.

Around 6:30 a.m., another man was robbed as he pumped gas at BP, 1950 North California. He told police three men in a gray vehicle, possibly a Volkswagen, displayed guns during the holdup. The robbers were preliminarily described as Black males wearing black clothing and black ski masks.

Then, at about 7:22 a.m., at least two masked men robbed a woman in Logan Square near Kimball and Cortland.

The Lakeview robbery occurred around 5 a.m. in the 500 block of West Oakdale, the police spokesperson said. Two men, ages 23 and 22, were on the street when a dark-colored vehicle pulled up. The spokesperson said two gunmen got out of the vehicle and demanded property from the victims before driving away. They were last seen heading south on Pine Grove.

More robberies were reported in West Town and Bucktown on Saturday evening.

Robbery reports citywide were down 1% from last year’s decade-high pace as of last Monday. However, the Town Hall (19th) District, based in Lakeview, is not enjoying any improvement. In fact, robberies are up 89% compared to last year. Sunday’s other robberies occurred in the Shakespeare (14th) District, where cases are up 24% this year.

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