Police are investigating a string of three robberies late Monday and early Tuesday across Lincoln Park, Lake View, and Lincoln Square. No one is in custody.
- At 10:30 p.m. on Monday, a woman was beaten and robbed of her iPhone in the 1300 block of West Wrightwood, police said. Nearby residents overheard the offenders and victim yelling at each other until only the woman's cries for help remained.
The woman described the robbers as two black men in their mid-20's. One wore a gray hoodie with a navy-colored stripe on the back and the other wore a dark hoodie. Both men were wearing sweatpants and had their hoods up at the time of the attack, she said.
The victim was transported by ambulance to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for the treatment of her injuries.
- About two hours later, a man was attacked and robbed by two offenders in the 3600 block of North Pine Grove in Boystown.
The man put up a fight, but still lost his cellphone to the robbers who were last seen running toward Addison around 12:45 a.m. on Tuesday.
One offender is a white man, the other a black man. Both stand about 5'8" tall, the victim said.
- Finally, in Lincoln Square, a woman was jumped and robbed by a lone offender near Wilson and Winchester around 1 a.m. on Tuesday.
She told police that the mugger is a slightly-overweight black man with short hair or a bald head. He wore a black hoodie with designs on the back along with blue jeans and black gym shoes.
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