Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Woman robbed at gunpoint in Walgreens parking lot Tuesday afternoon; Muggings up 100% over 2015


In a remarkably bold crime, a woman was robbed at gunpoint outside the Walgreens at Broadway and Belmont in beaming sunshine Tuesday afternoon. No one is in custody.

The woman told police that the offender approached her in the store parking lot at 4:10PM, displayed a black and silver handgun, then demanded her valuables. He was last seen running eastbound on Belmont, the victim said.

She described the man as black with facial stubble. He wore a red bucket hat, a red shirt, and khaki shorts.

No Relief

Robberies this year in the Wrigleyville and Boystown neighborhoods are up 100% compared to the first six months of 2015.

At least 82 robberies were reported to Chicago police on beats 1923, 1924, and 1925 through June 30. Forty-one robberies were reported on the beats during the first six months of last year.

Police beats 1923, 1924, and 1925 cover the area from Belmont to Irving Park Road and from Southport to Lake Michigan.

Yesterday’s robbery at Walgreens was at least the fourth hold-up reported in our area since July 1.
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