Two men are suspected to be the cause of five consecutive armed robberies within a one-hour time span early May 14 in Rogers Park and Edgewater.
The offenders were both described as African American, with a predicted age range of 18-30, slim build, wearing dark clothing and a dark ski mask, according to a Community Alert report filed by the Chicago Police Department (CPD).
In each of these incidents, the men threatened the victims with a firearm, before taking their belongings and driving away in a vehicle, according to the Community Alert. None of the victims were injured by the offenders, as filed in the same report by CPD.
The incidents began at around 12:10 a.m. in the 5600 block of North Kenmore Avenue, about a mile away from Loyola’s Lakeshore Campus. Around 20 minutes later, another incident occurred at 12:30 a.m. at the 5600 block of North Kenmore Avenue.
The three more robberies occurred at 12:53 a.m. on the 2100 block of North Birchwood Avenue, at 1:15 a.m. on the 5600 block of North Broadway Avenue and at 1:15 a.m. on the 5800 block of North Winthrop Avenue, according to CPD.
Area Three Detectives are still investigating the incidents and no suspects have yet been identified, according to CPD.