Pair of purse robberies reported in Portage Park

SHARE Pair of purse robberies reported in Portage Park

Sun-Times stock photo

Police are warning Northwest Side residents of two purse robberies last week in the Portage Park neighborhood.

Men approached female victims from behind and forcefully stole their purses, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

The most recent robbery happened at 5:33 a.m. Thursday in the 4800 block of West Byron Street, police said. The first robbery happened at 11:20 p.m. May 9 in the 5200 block of North LaCrosse Avenue.

The robbers are described as black men between 20 and 30 years old, 5-foot-7 to 6-feet tall, weighing 130 to 180 pounds and wearing dark hooded sweatshirts with dark pants, police said.

Anyone with information should contact Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263.

The Latest
The 33-year-old man was shot in the 3800 block of South Wells Street at the Wentworth Gardens residential complex, police said.
Chicago police say the person was seen running with a handgun and attempted to throw it away but was “unsuccessful.” When the person picked the handgun up again officers opened fire, striking them multiple times, according to police.
Cuypers is enrolled in the UEFA Certificate in Football Management class.
The Hall is getting ready to welcome its second class of inductees next month at the Circa sportsbook in Las Vegas.
It does have a feeling of being incomplete as Summer League is in full swing, but luckily for the executive vice president of basketball operations he still has time to continue building out the youth movement.