Gunmen rob 5 people in 30 minutes in Bucktown

Four men rob a woman in the 1900 block of North Hoyne on May 2, 2024 (Provided)

CHICAGO — A carload of armed men swept through Bucktown on Thursday morning, robbing at least five people in under a half hour before hurrying out of the neighborhood. Chicago police confirmed that the same group had committed all the robberies.

The crew, wearing masks and black hoodies, jumped out of a gray Dodge Durango and pointed guns at their victims’ heads, police said.

A local resident shared pictures of one of the robberies with CWBChicago. In the first photo, four men wearing black hoodies and masks surround a woman in the 1900 block of North Hoyne around 6:18 a.m.

Another picture shows the men returning to their getaway car, with two holding firearms and one apparently searching through the victim’s phone.

About 20 minutes earlier, the same group robbed a man in the 2300 block of West Charleston. They also robbed a victim in the 2000 block of North Leavitt around 6:25 a.m., as well as a husband and wife in the 2100 block of North Oakley around 6:27 a.m.

Police said the gunmen forced one of the victims to reset his phone password while threatening him with a pistol. They made another victim log into their banking apps.

According to CPD, the group consists of four slim Black males between 18 and 25 years old, standing 5’6″ to 6 feet tall.

Area Three detectives are handling the investigation. Their number is 312-746-7394.

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