A total of 21 robberies were reported on police beats 1923, 1924, and 1925 through the first quarter. That is the slowest start to any year since 2007.
Nearby Robbery OvernightA woman was robbed near the border of Lake View and North Center shortly before midnight, police say.
The victim was approached by an attacker who demanded her valuables while claiming to have a weapon. He escaped with the woman's black and white flowered purse and a black iPhone.
The offender is described as male, black, 5'6" tall, 160 pounds, wearing a dark hoodie. He was last seen northbound on Ravenswood near Addison.
The incident is recorded as an aggravated robbery in CPD case HX216335.