Both robberies, which may have been pulled off by the same attackers, occurred as the "early" bars closed around 2 o'clock.
Robbery #1: Halsted And RoscoeThe first victim was robbed on the southeast corner of Halsted and Roscoe, outside of Progress Bar, around 2AM. The victim, who filed their police report over the phone, was robbed of their cell phone by two offenders who fled across Halsted and westbound on Roscoe. The police case number is HX229046.
1 — Male, black, 16 to 22 years old, wearing a white hoodie.
2 — Male, black, 5'9" tall, wearing a light denim jacket and white sneakers.
Robbery #2: 845 W. CorneliaMoments later, at 2:05AM, a Lake View man was mugged on a notoriously dark stretch of Cornelia near Reta, about a half-block west of the Halsted strip. The victim was roughed up and robbed of his iPhone and wallet by two offenders:
1 — Male, black, early 20's, 5'9" tall, wearing a hoodie with a baseball hat underneath, and possibly sporting a mustache.Recorded as a strong arm robbery in CPD case HX229059.
2 — Male, black.