Woman robbed, shot at by masked men on Near West Side

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SHARE Woman robbed, shot at by masked men on Near West Side

A woman was robbed and shot at Wednesday afternoon in what may have been the latest in a series of robberies committed by men wearing masks on the Near West Side.

The victim was in the 1600 block of West Adams at 12:27 p.m. when she was robbed at gunpoint by two black male suspects, one wearing a surgical mask and one wearing a skeleton mask, according to Chicago Police.

The suspects then fired shots at the woman before getting into a beige vehicle and driving away. She was not struck, police said.

On Tuesday, police issued a community alert about two suspects wearing surgical masks and gloves committing at least four armed robberies in the last four days.

Earlier incidents occurred at:

  • 4:15 p.m. Sunday in the 2300 block of West Monroe;
  • 7 p.m. Sunday in the 1400 block of West Carroll;
  • 12:20 a.m. Monday in the 1300 block of West Fulton; and
  • 12:45 a.m. Monday in the 300 block of South Hoyne.
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