Approximately five victims were robbed during three separate robberies, spanning three different neighborhoods.
The first incident was reported from the 6300 block of North Albany Avenue, near Albany and Rosemont, in the West Ridge, West Rogers Park neighborhood, around 12:59 a.m.
A black male offender with long hair, standing approximately 6’3”, brandished a gun and stole the victim’s wallet, said police.
Citing police dispatch reports, the crook got away with sixty or seventy dollars.
Investigators said the robber fled the scene in a blue Chevy Impala with a partial license plate of A15.
During the robbery, three to four more black males were waiting in the getaway car, said police.
About 30 minutes later, a second victim, described as a white male, was robbed at gunpoint in Uptown on the 4900 block of North Magnolia Avenue, around 1:35 a.m., said police.
The gunman was described as a tall, thin, black male in his 30s wearing a white, collared shirt, blue jeans, and carrying a large gun.
The suspect was last seen running northbound on the 4900 block of North Magnolia Avenue… then westbound on an unspecified street.
After the robbery, authorities located the victim at the Green Mill lounge at 4802 North Broadway.
As if these robberies were being timed to go off every few minutes, at approximately 1:47 a.m., three more people were robbed at gunpoint at the intersection of West Waveland and North Magnolia Avenues, in Chicago’s Lake View neighborhood.
During the hold up, a female victim’s purse was stolen, said police.
The robbers were described at two black males.
One offender was wearing a white tank top and red short pants. The other thief had a blue shirt pulled over his head.
At the time of this report, the West Ridge, Uptown, and Lake View robberies remained unsolved.