Police are investigating after a Lincoln Park service station was robbed at gunpoint of cash and cigarettes this afternoon. No one is in custody.
A man armed with a small handgun entered the Mobil station at 2670 N. Lincoln shortly after 11AM and took all of the store's cash and Newport cigarettes. (The other cigarette brands were left unscathed.)
Police describe the robber as a 40-year-old slim black man who stands about 5'6". He wore a gray vest, gray shirt, and jeans.
Less than a half-mile away, a gunman has robbed the Circle K station at 1160 W. Diversey of cash and cigarettes twice during afternoon hours this summer: Once on June 15 and again on July 27. No one is in custody for either of those hold-ups.
Yet another mugging was reported in Uptown at 5 o'clock this morning.
Another Uptown Mugging
The victim told police that he was walking near Montrose and Magnolia when three men beat and robbed him of his iPhone, bookbag, and wallet.
He described the offenders as three black men. One was 5'11" tall, weighed 245 pounds, and had a shaved head. The second was about 6-feet tall, 250 pounds. The third was 6'3" tall and was dressed as a woman with long, wavy hair and a bright blue dress or top.
Responding officers believe they saw the robbers on bikes near Clark and Montrose as the call for help came out, but police were unable to locate the suspects after learning of the victim's descriptions.