Chicago: Two armed robberies reported minutes apart in Bucktown


CHICAGO — Two men were robbed minutes apart in separate incidents in Backtown on Tuesday night, according to Chicago police. The same crew member is believed to be involved in both crimes, but no arrests have been made.

The first victim, a 29-year-old man, was walking south on the 1600 block in North Claremont when a car of armed men pulled up next to him at approximately 6:58 p.m.

The two shooters got out of the vehicle and claimed their belongings before returning to the getaway vehicle.

Approximate location of the robbery. | | Multiplot

Shortly after, a 23-year-old man was robbed while walking north on Block 1700 in North Winnebago, according to CPD. His three men, armed with handguns, got out of the car and took his backpack and computer. Police found a man’s phone abandoned in his 2200 block in West Wavancia.

Police reports said the robbers traveled in a silver SUV believed to be a Kia Sportage. Officers who responded to the call said the robber was a black man wearing a face mask and one criminal was wearing a red sweatshirt.

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Written by Natalia Chi

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