Man, woman robbed near Obama’s Kenwood home

SHARE Man, woman robbed near Obama’s Kenwood home

Sun-Times file photo

Two people were robbed late Wednesday about a block away from former President Barack Obama’s home in the South Side Kenwood neighborhood.

The 27-year-old man and 28-year-old woman were walking on the sidewalk about 11 p.m. in the 1100 block of East 49th Street when two men walked up and announced a robbery, according to Chicago Police. The men, who were thought to be in their mid-20s, mentioned that they had a gun but did not display one.

The suspects took a Coach purse, an iPhone 7, a Moto X cellphone and a blue wallet before getting into a silver hatchback and driving away, police said. No one was in custody early Thursday as Area Central detectives investigated.

The robbery occurred about a block north of Obama’s home in the 5000 block of South Greenwood.

The Latest
The Bears wrapped their first four-day stretch of camp Tuesday, and it has been a mixed bag for their prized rookie.
The Bears’ decision to sign a lead running back this offseason didn’t necessarily surprise Herbert. In fact, it motivates him.
It’s the most tornadoes recorded in the Chicago area in a single storm, according to the National Weather Service. Meteorologists blame conditions they call a “ring of fire” — a combination of warm, humid area near the ground and cooler air higher in the atmosphere.
The No. 5 pick in the draft, Smith, a left-hander, signed for $8 million.
From day one, President Biden’s administration has taken aim at systemic racism and created opportunities for Black America to prosper. One area where work remains: voting rights.