Wednesday, June 11, 2014

NOT COOLIO: Robbed While Talking To Mom On Phone

A woman was robbed at gunpoint as she spoke with her mother on the phone while walking home from a 7-Eleven store in nearby Lakeview this morning.

Police were called to the area of Belmont and Lakewood at 1:30AM after the mother realized what was happening and dialed 911.

The victim said two male offenders approached her near Lakewood and Fletcher, produced a handgun, and took her beige shoulder bag and Samsung phone. They fled eastbound on Fletcher.

Minutes later, one of the woman's credit cards was used at a gas station near North Avenue and Elston by the offenders who drove westbound on North Avenue in a newer model white SUV.

Offender descriptions:
1) Male, black, 5'5" to 5'6" tall, red hoodie, "Coolio" hair twists, armed with a handgun
2) Male, black, 5'5" to 5'6" tall, black hoodie, dreadlocks.

Recorded as an armed robbery with a handgun in CPD case HX298577

Of Note

Another robbery was reported around 3:15AM Sunday in nearby Lakeview.

In that case, a victim was strong-arm robbed near Barry and Wolcott by a black male and a black male dressed as a female. They fled the scene in a silver 4-door vehicle.

Case number is TBD.
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