Police warn of armed robberies in Wicker Park

SHARE Police warn of armed robberies in Wicker Park

Sun-Times file photo

Chicago Police are warning residents of armed robberies in the Northwest Side Wicker Park neighborhood.

One to two men walked up to couples on the sidewalk, pulled out a handgun and forced the victims to lie down on the ground before taking their wallets and cell phones, according to a community alert from police.

The incidents happened:

  • At 9:45 p.m. July 24 in the 2000 block of West Pierce;
  • At 10:45 p.m. July 30 in the 1900 block of West Evergreen;
  • And at 11:05 p.m. July 30 in the 1700 block of North Honore.

The suspects are described as one to two black men, 18-20 years of age, standing 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-10 and weighing 120-140 pounds, police said. They wore black hooded sweatshirts that hid their faces.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263.

The Latest
With seven games left, DeMar DeRozan hopes the Bulls’ 10-6 record in the last month will harden them for not only the next few weeks but the postseason.
The proposals deemed eligible for city subsidies together call for more than 1,000 housing units, a third of them affordable, and more than $550 million in investment to address downtown vacancies.
A housing organizer faces a Walgreens executive in the 46th Ward. In the 48th, a housing developer backed by the outgoing alderperson is running against a small business owner who would be the first Filipina on the City Council.
The awards, which recognize excellence in non-equity theater in the Chicago area, honored 35 winners in all, selected from 167 nominees representing 28 artistic/technical categories.