Thursday, May 17, 2018

14-Year-Old Among Three Robbed In North Center Thursday

Approximate locations of Thursday's robberies.
A 14-year-old boy was among two people robbed at gunpoint in separate incidents across North Center on Thursday evening, police said. A third victim was robbed in the neighborhood earlier in the day.

Police said the boy was in the 2100 block of West Byron around 4:30 p.m. when two offenders approached him. One robber displayed a handgun while the second man took the teen’s property, according to a police spokesman.

About 20 minutes later, a 60-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint in the 1800 block of West Larchmont, according to police. Once again, one of the offenders displayed a handgun while the second robber took the victim’s belongings.

Cops suspect the same offenders are responsible for both robberies. The suspects are described as two black men between 20- and 25-years-old. One is about 5’8” tall, weighs about 155 pounds, and was wearing a gray hoodie. The second offender is taller, a little thinner, and has a neck tattoo. He was also wearing a gray hoodie, police said.

As CWBChicago reported previously, a woman was robbed in North Center just after 1 o’clock on Thursday morning. The woman was near Cornelia and Leavitt when two offenders approached her and one pulled out a handgun. The men took the woman’s purse and fled northbound in the alley behind Leavitt, according to the victim. She said the robbers were two black men between 18- and 25-years-old who were wearing jeans. One had dreadlocks and the other wore a gray hoodie.

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