SOUTH LOOP — Another person was held up at gunpoint for his pricey Canada Goose jacket on Wednesday night, police said.
At least seven people have been robbed of their jackets in just two weeks. Canada Goose jackets can be worth more than $1,600. They feature a distinctive round, red, white and blue patch, typically on a sleeve.
The most recent robbery happened at 8:42 p.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of West Cullerton Street, police said. A man was walking outside with a friend when a light-colored car pulled up and two men got out. The men pointed guns at the victims and demanded one of them hand over his jacket.
Once the robbers had the jacket, they got into the car and drove south on Wentworth, police said.
Last week, police warned that six others had been held up for their Canada Goose jackets. Those robberies occurred:
- 10:39 p.m. Tuesday in the 5300 block of South Cornell Avenue
- 11:03 p.m. Tuesday in the first block of West Chestnut Street
- 12:35 a.m. Wednesday in the 5100 block of South Harper Avenue
- 7:45 a.m. Thursday in the 900 block of North Wells Street
- 7:53 a.m. Thursday in the 900 block of North Larrabee Avenue
- 8:03 p.m. Thursday at Wolcott and Division streets
The robbers from those incidents were described as two to three men who were 18-26 years old and wore dark-colored hooded jackets, dark-colored jeans and ski masks, police said.
Anyone with information about the robberies was asked to call police at 312-747-8380.