There have been two similar-sounding robberies in a concentrated area of nearby Lakeview today. Both failed attempts were carried out by two offenders: one functioning as the attacker and the other as the getaway driver.
Incident #1 CPD Case #HW490255
Just before 2PM today, a woman was physically attacked by a man who tried, but failed, to rob her in the 3900 block of N. Greenview near Irving Park Road. Witnesses say the offender escaped in a black Accura that was driven by an accomplice.
Attacker: male, black, 6'1" tall, white, t-shirt, blue jeans
Driver: male, Hispanic, in his 30's, bearded and wearing a baseball hat.
Incident #2 (CPD case #HW490766)
Another failed robbery of a woman took place less than a mile from incident #1 at 10 o'clock tonight.
A tall black male offender wearing blue jeans and a hoodie with a sports team name on the front followed a woman into a building and attempted to rob her near Marshfield and Cornelia. After failing to get any property from the victim, he fled to a waiting vehicle, described as a black Corolla that was driven by another person.
The attacker is believed to have a mustache and was wearing a skull cap. No further description of the get-away driver is available.
A third woman was pushed to the ground and robbed in nearby Lakeview around 5 o'clock this morning by a male, either white or Hispanic, who ran to a waiting getaway car.