|The two robbery incidents are marked on this neighborhood map.|
Red lines indicate the offenders' movements after the second hold-up.
In that incident, two offenders pointed a "large pistol" at the victim and took virtually everything in his possession: his wallet, his phone, his groceries, some booze, some soda, and even the jacket on his back.
Officers arrived and immediately began tracking the victim's stolen iPhone. The first ping indicated that the offenders were traveling at a high rate of speed eastbound on Newport from Clark Street toward Halsted.
The robbers were fleeing down Newport after robbing two other men of their phones and wallets near Clark and Aldine.
Officers played cat and mouse with the offenders as the get-away car weaved through Boystown. The white vehicle with Michigan plates was brought to a stop on Stratford Place, just east of Lake Shore Drive.
The three occupants were arrested and positively identified. Proceeds from all of the robberies were found in their vehicle as were two handgun-style pellet guns.
The first victim provided descriptions of two suspects:
1) male, black, late teens, 6' tall, black jacket, armed with a gunNo description is available for the third offender.
2) male, black
Chicago Police Department case number HW562803 for one robbery. The case number for the other robbery is TBD.
It is not yet clear if tonight's offenders are responsible for the armed robbery that occurred early Saturday morning in the area of Cornelia between Halsted and Clark.
Well done and thank you, officers.