Thursday, July 06, 2017

Three Robberies In Two Hours Last Night In Lakeview And Nearby Lincoln Park

Three robberies in less than two hours late Wednesday into this morning have investigators looking for a suspected robbery crew in Lakeview and Lincoln Park. No one is in custody.

In the first incident, a Lakeview man reported that he escaped a would-be robbery near Paulina Market, 3501 North Lincoln, around 11 p.m. He told police that he noticed a white SUV with large brake lights circling the area before the driver parked his car and the two occupants ran up to him.

The men implied that they had a weapon, but the victim managed to slip away and run home before they could get anything. Both suspects were black men who stood about 5’8” tall. One wore a white hoodie, one wore a red hoodie, and one of them had dreadlocks, the victim said.

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Less than an hour later, around 11:50 p.m., a man was kicked in the head, punched and robbed by two attackers near Clark and Arlington in Lincoln Park. The offenders took the man’s iPhone and a backpack that contained a Macbook before they ran southbound on Orchard, police said.

Both robbers were black men wearing black hoodies who stand between 5’10” and 6-feet tall. One offender wore black shorts and the other wore black Adidas track pants, the man said. The victim was treated at Presence St. Joseph Hospital and released.

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Finally, at 1:05 a.m., a witness reported seeing two men beating up a third person in the 700 block of West Briar—just east of the Briar Street Theater. Officers later determined that the witness was actually seeing the third man get robbed.

Similar to the nearby robbery on Arlington, the man was approached on the street by two black men wearing hoodies who stood between 5’10” and 6-feet tall, The offenders beat their victim took his wallet, phone, and backpack, then fled eastbound on foot.

The victim was treated by an ambulance crew for cuts and abrasions suffered in the attack.
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  1. Ahhh the scum of the earth once again taking full advantage of the northside.Their is a special place for you and it ain't jail ya'all.You will get their on your own for the very first time without the aid of others!

  2. Predators are preying on our neighborhood. Disgusting.

  3. Two guys in hoodies approaching victims in the street and mugging them. Sounds awfully familiar to my experience at Lincoln and Cuyler on May 2. However, reading about these experiences that the victims were beaten and the muggers went through their pockets, etc., I am feeling fortunate (for a mugging victim). I'm sorry that the CPD didn't/couldn't catch the guys who mugged me 9 weeks ago because it certainly sounds like they may be continuing their activities.

    By the way, my knees are healed but will almost certainly be darkly scarred for a very long time, if not permanently, and I started PT for my ankle today because it's still swollen and painful (after 9+ weeks!). And I'm still looking for a job transfer. *sigh* I hope CPD is able to apprehend (some of) these Aholes to decrease them terrorizing all of us. Be vigilant and hope you all stay safe out there, my friends and neighbors.

    1. Thank you for the update, Sarah. Sorry to hear that they haven't been able to track down those guys. Stay strong (as always!) on that road to recovery!

    2. Get a gun license and learn how to use it.

    3. The problem with a gun is that even if she was carrying, she would have needed the gun in hand to have any chance of stopping these guys. I doubt she had time to reach into her purse and retrieve a gun before these guys were on her

  4. If more people carried guns and had high situational awareness, these kinds of incidents wouldn't be happening.