Sunday, December 21, 2014

MARKED ON CLARK: 2 Daylight Robberies On Clark Street

One man is in custody after a woman was knocked to the
ground and robbed near MB Financial Saturday afternoon.
Two people have been robbed on Clark Street in Wrigleyville and Boystown this weekend. The offender from one incident is in custody.

Masked Gunman In Wrigleyville 

Most recently, a man was robbed at gunpoint around 6:50AM Sunday near Clark and Sheffield in Wrigleyville. The victim told police that the offender produced a handgun and took the victim's cell phone and headphones.

Described as a black man wearing a blue hoodie, black jeans, and a mask, the offender was last seen heading southbound on Clark. (Case HX550154)

Hunch, Foot Chase, Arrest 

Officers working an unrelated matter in the 900 block of Belmont around 2:15PM Saturday engaged a suspicious man in a foot chase and detained him near the Belmont CTA station.

Moments later, 911 callers from near the MB Financial Bank at Clark and Belmont reported that a man had knocked a woman to the ground and robbed her.

The witnesses' descriptions of the offender matched that of the detained man: black, medium complexion, wearing a white cap and black sweater. A positive ID was made and charges are pending. (Case HX549412)
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