The first known robbery happened near the intersection of North Ashland Avenue and West Grace Street, around 1:04 a.m.
Two Hispanic males, one of them armed with a gun, stole a victim’s wallet and iPod, said police.
The muggers, who are said to be in their 20s, were last seen running southbound on Southport Avenue.
Approximately four minutes later, a second mugging was reported farther south on the 800 block of West Oakdale Avenue, around 1:08 a.m.
Again, according to police communications, two Hispanics males were involved in the crime.
Authorities said one suspect was wearing an army coat and the other crook was dressed in a red sweater and blue jeans.
Investigators said the thief in the red sweater is about 5’8”, and during the robbery, he implied he was armed with a gun.
According to police dispatch, the offenders stole a victim’s Samsung Galaxy cell phone.
At the time of this report, no arrests had been made in either case.