The first armed robbery took place near Grace and Wayne around 1:10PM. Police say two women were walking northbound on Wayne when an offender jumped from a passing vehicle, produced a handgun, and robbed them. The gunman, described as a black woman who may have been wearing a Chicago Bears beanie hat, fled northbound in a white car. The victims did not see anyone else in the get-away car. (Case number HX557588.)
Fifteen minutes later, a man followed a woman into her apartment building at Addison and Bosworth, produced a handgun, and robbed her. This victim described her attacker as a "fat" black man with dreadlocks, about 5'10" tall, wearing a black jacket and black pants. He fled in an older-model white car—possibly a Pontiac Sunfire—with a rear spoiler.
Officers recovered a clip from a .177 caliber pellet or BB gun at the Bosworth location. (Case number HX557610)
None of the victims was carrying cash.
Saturday MuggingAlso this weekend, a Wrigleyville man was mugged in the 1100 block of Roscoe early Saturday by two offenders who implied that they had a gun.
According to the victim, the offenders were two black men. One is about 18-years-old, 5'7" tall, 140 pounds, wearing a gray sweatshirt. No description is available for the second mugger. Both men were last seen running northbound in the west alley of Seminary around 3:40AM. (CPD case HX556214)