3 armed robberies reported in under an hour in Lincoln Park, Streeterville, Wicker Park: CPD

3 armed robberies reported in under an hour in Lincoln Park, Streeterville, Wicker Park: CPD

CHICAGO (TOC) — Three armed robberies had been reported in Lincoln Park, Streeterville and Wicker Park in underneath an hour, Chicago police mentioned.

Chicago police mentioned the primary two robberies are related, however are nonetheless figuring out if the third incident was by the identical suspects.

The primary incident occurred in Streeterville, the place a 26-year-old man was strolling with a 23-year-old girl within the 400-block of East Ohio Avenue at about 11:40 p.m. The couple, initially from Oak Park, had been out having fun with a stroll to finish their date evening, and had been lower than half a block away from the place they had been parked after they noticed a white automobile driving the flawed manner down the road in the direction of them.

The couple spoke to ABC7 over the cellphone, and requested to stay nameless for his or her security.

“Three or 4 folks midway out of the automobile. They pointed weapons at us and mentioned, ‘Give me the whole lot now,'” the lady mentioned. “I simply saved repeating to them, like, we’re poor. We have now nothing, which we’re. We like, we had $15 to our identify. The whole lot occurred in, like, lower than 30 seconds and I used to be fully in shock.”

She did not understand till she known as 911 that her boyfriend had been pistol whipped.

“I simply noticed him spitting blood and I used to be simply, I had it,” she mentioned.

The person had his pockets and cellphone taken at gunpoint. Medical doctors informed him his jaw is fractured in a number of locations, and he now wants emergency surgical procedure.

“We won’t afford a surgical procedure and the restoration that it’ll be,” his girlfriend mentioned. “We won’t afford to get a brand new cellphone for him, and he wants his cellphone for work. It is simply, I am simply scared.”

The victims mentioned the robbers had been of their teenagers to early 20s, and had hoodies and masks on.

About an hour after the Streeterville assault, round 12:30 a.m. in Lincoln Park, a sufferer was standing on the sidewalk in entrance of a restaurant within the 1700-block of North Clybourn Avenue at about 12:30 a.m. when police mentioned 5 male suspects bought out of a white sedan.

The group took the sufferer’s cellphone and pockets at gunpoint and fled the scene, police mentioned.

Police are investigating whether or not a 3rd armed theft in Wicker Park can be related to the opposite two armed robberies.

Chicago police mentioned at about 12:50 a.m., a 34-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk within the 1800-block of West Division Avenue when police mentioned three male suspects bought out of a white sedan.

The suspects took the person’s cellphone at gunpoint and fled.

No arrests have been made in any of those incidents. Investigations by Chicago police are ongoing.

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