Monday, August 12, 2019

Two robbed at gunpoint while leaving work in Lincoln Square

The victims were robbed behind a restaurant on the 4700 block of North Lincoln. | Google
Two restaurant employees were robbed at gunpoint as they left work in the heart of Lincoln Square on Sunday night, police said. No one is in custody.

The men had just exited the rear door of a sandwich shop where they worked when three offenders approached them behind the 4700 block of North Lincoln around 11:08 p.m., according to a CPD spokesperson.

One victim, 41, had just gotten into his Honda Accord when one of the robbers pulled out a handgun and forced him from the vehicle. All three offenders then took valuables from the man’s pockets and from his car, police said.

The robbers then took several valuables from the second victim, who was seated nearby. That victim is 36-years-old, police said.

According to the victims, the three offenders were all black men between 18- and 21-years-old. The gunman wore a plaid or checkered shirt or sweater. Another wore a black shirt. They were last seen heading eastbound in the south alley of Lawrence Avenue.

Police searched the area for the offenders but came up empty-handed. Area North detectives are investigating.
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