Sunday, October 29, 2017

Three More Robberies Since Saturday Evening In Wrigleyville, Boystown

Locations of four robberies in Lakeview East since Friday afternoon. | Batch Geo
Robbers have attacked at least three people in Wrigleyville and Boystown since Saturday evening, police said. The muggings continue a busy week of street crime in Lakeview’s bustling east side. Here’s the latest:

• A 24-year-old Lakeview man was robbed at gunpoint by three men around 9:45 p.m. last night. The victim was in the 1200 block of West Roscoe when the offenders approached him and displayed a dark-colored handgun. After taking the victim’s wallet and phone, all three robbers fled north on Lakewood and west on Newport, police said. The victim told police that the three were young black men dressed in dark clothing.

Police this morning were working to see if the suspects are the same individuals who were arrested for robbing a brewpub worker on his smoke break around 10:30 p.m. in North Center.

• Robbers punched a man in the face, implied they had a gun and robbed him of $26 in the 3400 block of North Lake Shore Drive around 10:15 p.m. Saturday. The victim described the attackers as two black men with dreadlocks who stand about 5’9” tall. One wore a gray and black hoodie. The victim was treated by an ambulance crew for his injuries.

• Another man was robbed at gunpoint by two men in the 900 block of West Roscoe around 2:30 this morning. The victim was near an alley when the robbers approached him, pulled out a handgun, and announced a robbery. The victim said both robbers were black, with one wearing a black hat with a black zip-up jacket and the other wearing a Cubs jacket. They were last seen running eastbound toward Halsted.

On Friday afternoon, a masked gunman attempted to rob a sandwich shop near Wrigleyville, police said. The man entered Jimmy Johns, 3328 North Clark, around 4:50 p.m. with a white bandana, goggles, and sunglasses on his face while brandishing a silver semi-automatic handgun. But he apparently got cold feet and ran out the restaurant’s back door before getting any money. Witnesses said the offender, who was slender and stood about 5’10” tall, was last seen running south in the alley wearing gloves and carrying a gray grocery bag.

Related Coverage

Lakeview, Lincoln Park: Four Robberies In About An Hour Thursday Evening; Cops Hunting For Two Hold-Up Teams

• Weekend Sees Multiple Robberies, Purse-Snatchings In Lakeview

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2 comments:

  1. I was on my way home from doing groceries Saturday night near 10pm. I saw three young African American men with the same description they looked like they were in their teens or early 20s. They walked through the gang way between 1138-1136 W Roscoe whispering. I waited as they walked into the alley, that’s when they ran East in the alley for no apparent reason, which was strange in my opinion since my alley is a dead end west and they ran East for no reason. I watched them until they ran out of my site. They were young looking according to the clothing they were wearing and build. One had a back pack and another had A Cub jacket and all had hoodies. Hopefully someone in this alley had a camera running at this time. I hope they find these men soon. This isn’t the first time I’ve seen these three men running through this gangway.

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  2. gangway, what an appropriate term.

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