Thursday, May 24, 2018

Lakeview: Daytime Armed Robbery Near Sheridan CTA Station

Approximate location of Wednesday morning's robbery.
Detectives are investigating a daylight armed robbery near the Sheridan Red Line station on Wednesday morning.

Police said a 23-year-old man was walking in the 900 block of West Dakin around 10:40 a.m. when he was approached by two men, one of whom displayed a blue steel snub nose revolver and announced the robbery. The offenders took the man’s wallet, phone, and a messenger bag that contained a laptop, according to the victim.

After the hold-up, both offenders walked westbound on Dakin and then turned south on Sheridan, the victim said.

He described the offenders as two black men between the ages of 18 and 22 who stood about 6-feet tall and had short hair. The robber with the gun was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt with a white stripe across the front and dark pants. His accomplice wore a dark green nylon exercise jacket with dark pants.

Similar suspect descriptions were given by a woman who was robbed at gunpoint in the Old Town neighborhood yesterday evening.

Around 7:25 p.m., the 26-year-old woman was mugged by two offenders who displayed a handgun and took her Apple Watch in the 1500 block of North Orleans, according to a police report. Police said the offenders were two black men between 17- and 20-years-old who are thin and about 6-feet tall. One wore an olive-colored hoodie and the other wore a black zip-up hoodie. A witness said the men fled eastbound and got into a dark sedan, possibly an older four-door Pontiac, according to police.

Less than 30 minutes before the woman was robbed at gunpoint, another woman was mugged a couple of blocks away in Old Town. That incident also involved two offenders, but no gun was displayed.

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