Multiple Robberies Strike Chicago’s Lakeview to Logan Square on Sunday Morning

An Uber driver and his customer were among at least six people targeted in a series of armed robberies reported from Lakeview to Bucktown to Logan Square early Sunday morning. It is unclear whether Chicago police have found any links between the incidents.

Two men of unknown ages were robbed while sitting in a parked automobile in the 2000 block of North Leavitt around 6:53 a.m., according to a CPD spokesperson. We discovered independently that the victims were an Uber driver and a passenger.

The spokesperson stated that four males displayed firearms and demanded goods from the victim, one of whom sustained a minor shoulder injury during the robbery. Police have not released descriptions of the suspects.

About 20 minutes later, about 7:15 a.m., another guy was robbed while pumping gas at BP, 1950 North California. He told police that three males in a gray vehicle, presumably a Volkswagen, displayed pistols during the holdup. The robbers were initially characterized as black individuals wearing black attire and ski masks.

A few minutes later, at least two masked guys robbed a woman in Logan Square, between Kimball and Cortland.

The incident in Lakeview took at around 5 a.m. on the 500 block of West Oakdale, according to a police spokesperson. Two men, ages 23 and 22, were on the street when a dark-colored vehicle approached. The official stated that two shooters exited the vehicle and demanded property from the victims before driving away. They were last seen heading south down Pine Grove.

On Saturday evening, there were more reports of robberies in West Town and Bucktown.

As of last Monday, robbery complaints in the city were down 1% from the decade-high level set the previous year. However, the Town Hall (19th) District, located in Lakeview, is not seeing any progress. In fact, robberies are up 89% from last year. The other robberies on Sunday took place in the Shakespeare (14th) District, where occurrences have increased by 24% this year.


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