Thursday, December 07, 2017

Tourists Robbed Of $20K After Following GPS Into Lower Wacker Drive This Morning

Two tourists were robbed near the intersection of Columbus Drive and Lower Wacker Drive, police said.
UPDATE 6:49 PM — Within the hour, Chicago police issued the following media alert: "UPDATE – The incident has been determined to be unfounded. UPDATE – A 27 year-old male and female are in custody and charges are pending for false reports."  CWBChicago will publish an update once charges are finalized.
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Two tourists who allowed their GPS to lead them into catacombs of Lower Wacker Drive are probably regretting it this morning.

Chicago police say a man and a woman, both 27, were confronted in Downtown’s famous underbelly by three men who proceeded to rob them around 1:50 a.m. today in the 300 block of North Columbus.

One offender produced a knife while the crew relieved the visitors of at least $20,000 in cash and property, a police spokesman said.

Taken were a wedding ring valued at $12,000; a $3,000 suitcase; a $2,000 MacBook Air; a $300 suitcase; and a $150 iPad Mini, the department said.

On Twitter, @Chicago_Scanner reported that the reported proceeds also included a $1,900 Burberry purse and $5,000 cash.

Police offered no descriptions of the offenders who fled in an unknown direction.

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