Series of violent robberies in Lincoln Park, Lakeview target at least 5 victims

Series of violent robberies in Lincoln Park, Lakeview target at least 5 victims

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CHICAGO (WLS) — A string of violent armed robberies in Lincoln Park and Lakeview Tuesday night targeted at least five victims, Chicago police said.

The first robbery occurred in the 2100-block of North Fremont Street at about 10 p.m., police said.

A 24-year-old man was walking when three suspects got out of a dark-colored SUV and demanded property from the victim at gunpoint, police said.

After stealing from the victim, police said the suspects got back in the SUV and fled southbound. The victim was not injured.

About 15 minutes later, another robbery occurred in the 1000-block of West George Street, police said.

A 30-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman were walking on the sidewalk when police said three suspects armed with handguns got out of a dark-colored SUV.

The suspects struck the man in the face with a handgun before they took the victims’ wallet, phones and purse and fled, police said.

The third robbery occurred at about 10:30 p.m. when police said a man and woman, both 38, were walking in the 1200-block of West Montana Street.

Three male suspects armed with handguns got out of a dark-colored sedan, hit the woman in the back of the head with a handgun and struck the man in the face, police said.

The robbers then took the man’s shoes, wallet and phone and took woman’s purse and phone, police said.

Neighbors in the area were left wondering why crime has escalated so badly and what they can do to protect themselves.

“I live alone here,” said resident Jacqui Taub. “I’ve lived alone here for a while. I’d like to think it’s a safe spot, but I keep hearing of more and more of these things happening. It’s very alarming.”

No suspects are in custody in connection with any of the robberies. Area Three detectives are investigating.

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