Wednesday, May 24, 2017

After Crime Spree, Carjackers Ditch Ride Behind Lincoln Hall

Five men ditched a carjacked vehicle behind Lincoln Hall after committing a series of robberies | Google
UPDATE 6:34PM: Police say the robbery crew was responsible for seven hold-ups in the Lincoln Park area on Tuesday evening. Our full updated report is HERE.
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A carload of armed robbery suspects bailed out of a carjacked vehicle and fled in nearby Lincoln Park late Tuesday night. No one is in custody.

Four to five men pulled off a series of robberies and then ditched the car around 11 p.m. behind Lincoln Hall, 2424 North Lincoln. The last hold-up took place in the 600 block of West Webster moments earlier, police said.

Victims reported that the offenders were armed with a handgun during the robberies.

Tuesday evening’s hold-ups bear a strong resemblance to a Sunday night mugging in Boystown. In that case, five men forced a victim to lie on the ground at gunpoint while they searched him for valuables near Halsted and Brompton.

The Lincoln Park offenders were described as black males—two in red hoodies, one in a black and gray shirt, one in a gray vest with a hoodie underneath, and one wearing a hoodie of unknown color, police said.

In Boystown, the gunman was described as a black man with dreadlocks who wore a black hoodie with dark pants that had blue and white writing on the side. He was armed with a silver handgun. The other robbers were described only as four black men, two of whom carried green drinking bottles.

Police have not yet connected the Boystown and Lincoln Park incidents.

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