Saturday, November 10, 2018

Lincoln Park woman followed into her home, mugged Friday


A Lincoln Park woman was followed into her home and robbed of several hundred dollars Friday evening, police said. The victim told police that she entered her building in the 500 block of West Belden around 10:50 p.m. and was followed by a man who proceeded to rob her.

The offender fled with the victim’s purse, wallet, and about $900 in cash.

Police described the robber as male, black, about 40-years-old, and 6’1” tall with two crooked eyes. He was wearing a black winter cap and a black parka. He was last seen heading west on Belden.

Alerts Issued For River North, Lincoln Park, Gold Coast

Chicago police have issued two community alerts about robberies in the Lincoln Park and Near North neighborhoods. Warnings are generally issued when detectives link a series of crimes to a single offender or a specific group of offenders.

The first warning involves a group of robbers who are either grabbing phones from victims’ hands on the street or punching victims and taking phones. All of these incidents have been reported during evening hours, police said.

According to the alert, the robberies are carried out by one or two black males who are between 15- and 18-years-old. Both robbers are about 5’9” tall and weigh 140 to 160 pounds, police said.

Robberies involving these offenders were reported in the following locations:
• The first block of West Huron on October 29th
• The 900 block of West Armitage on October 31st
• The 1700 block of North Clark on October 31st
• The 2000 block of North Burling on October 31st
The second community alert involves armed men who have been robbing victims in the early morning hours around the River North and Gold Coast neighborhoods. Police said the robberies involve one or two men who attack victims on the street and display a handgun.

Incidents have been reported in the following locations:
• 100 block of West Hubbard on October 27th
• 1200 block of North Clark on October 27th
• 800 block of North Michigan on October 29th
• 200 block of West Ontario on November 2nd.
• 1300 block of North State Parkway on November 3rd
Police said these robbers are black men in their early 20’s who stand 5’8” to 6’1” tall and weigh 170 to 200 pounds.

The alerts encouraged anyone with information about the robberies to contact Area Central detectives at 312-747-8380.
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