Sunday, December 02, 2018

Lincoln Park: Resident confronted by gunman moments before woman is mugged nearby


A Lincoln Park woman was confronted at her back door by a man armed with a gun Saturday morning. Minutes later, the man is believed to have robbed another woman just blocks away. No one is in custody.

The trouble began shortly after 8 a.m. when a masked man tried to enter the woman’s back door in the 2400 block of North Greenview. When the woman confronted the man, he flashed a handgun.

The woman slammed the door and the gunman jumped over a fence to a neighboring yard where a second man was waiting. Both men ran from the area, the victim said.

Less than ten minutes later and just two blocks away, two men punched a woman in the face and took her purse in the 1600 block of West Altgeld. The victim told police that one of the men pretended to have a gun.

Surveillance video on Greenview showed the primary offender to be a black male in his mid- to late teens who stands about six-feet tall. He was wearing a black wool ski mask with black pants and a black Adidas hoodie. Worn over the hoodie was a dark blue or black jacket with fur around the neck and the letters “BLU” on one side. The second suspect was described only as a black male who is younger than the primary suspect.

In the same neighborhood: The GameStop at 1730 West Fullerton was robbed at gunpoint on Friday evening by three men, police said. The masked offenders took the store’s cash and Nintendo Switch gaming systems. According to a store worker, the robbers were three black male teens. One wore a gray hoodie, one wore a blue hoodie, and no further information was available for the third offender. There is no known connection between the store hold-up and Saturday's incidents.
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