Police met this morning's victim at 1:30AM near the Home Depot on Halsted Street in nearby Lincoln Park.
The woman and a male companion reported that two black men in black hoodies, one of whom was armed with a handgun, approached them and took the woman's purse. The offenders then fled eastbound on Diversey in a newer-model white SUV, possibly a Lincoln Navigator. It is not known if additional offenders were in the SUV.
Last Wednesday at 1:30AM, a woman was robbed at gunpoint of her purse while walking home from a 7-Eleven store near Belmont and Racine. Minutes later, offenders in a newer model white SUV tried to use her debit card at a Lincoln Park gas station.
This morning's case number is HX308265.
Burglary Beat• 700 block of Belmont. Forcible entry. Reported Tuesday at 2:54PM.
• 3700 block of Wilton. Forcible entry. Reported Tuesday at 8:37PM.