According to a police lieutenant on-scene, Thursday's robbery at gunpoint occurred on the southeast corner of Hermitage and Cullom, a half-block north of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's police-protected home.
|(A) Mayor Rahm Emanuel's home; (B) The location of tonight's robbery at gunpoint.|
The CPD's August 1 community alert described the "Two Thugs One Gun" offenders as two male African Americans or male, Hispanics, 18-35 years of age. In each incident, the offenders were seen exiting a vehicle prior to the armed robbery or seen leaving in a vehicle afterwards. Vehicle descriptions varied but included a red 2 door Toyota; a beige sedan; and a black Chevrolet.
According to detectives, the offenders were responsible for a robbery at gunpoint a few blocks north of tonight's robbery on July 30th.
Tonight's offenders fled the scene eastbound toward Ashland in a dark red foreign, possibly Japanese-made car. Offender descriptions:
#1) male, black, 5'10", in his 20's, beige hoodie, black pants, armed with a handgun
#2) male, Hispanic, 5'10", in his 20's, dressed in all black, heavier set than #1.
In the July 30th robbery on Hermitage, the offenders were described as two Hispanic men aged 20 to 30. One was tall, slim, and wore a gray hooded sweatshirt. The other offender was about 5'10" tall and appeared heavier set than the first offender.
The "Two Thugs One Gun" offenders have occasionally hit in sprees, victimizing 2 or 3 people per night in separate attacks. Police believe they struck several times in the Lake View area, including multiple attacks along the Southport corridor.
Chicago Police Department case #HW419678
CWB's interactive map of the "Two Thugs One Gun" incidents is online.