CHICAGO — Two women and a man were held up at gunpoint in the span of just 40 minutes Lincoln Park and Lakeview.
The first robbery was reported at 11:55 p.m. Wednesday, when a 25-year-old woman was standing on the sidewalk in the 1600 block of West Barry Avenue and two people with a gun came up to her and said they were robbing her, police said.
The woman handed over several items, including the car keys to her Toyota Corolla, police said.
Then, at 12:25 a.m. Thursday, a 20-year-old man was delivering food in the 800 block of West Dickens Avenue when two men came up to him, one took out a gun and they said they were robbing him, police said. The men took the victim’s car, iPhone, driver’s license and $10.
Finally, at 12:37 a.m., a 26-year-old woman was sitting inside her parked Ford Fusion in the 800 block of West Willow Street when someone knocked on her back door, police said. The man implied he had a gun and told the woman to get out of the car even as a second person pulled the woman out.
The two people drove away in the car, police said.
Officers later saw the Toyota Corolla being driven behind the Ford Fusion. They briefly chased the car and the driver crashed it in the 400 block of East Marquette Road, police said. The thief or thieves got away after the crash.
While looking around the area, officers found the Ford Fusion parked and with no one inside 69th Street and South Anthony Avenue, police said.
The cars were searched and an investigation is ongoing.