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3 Men Robbed At Gunpoint Downtown Just Minutes Apart, Police Say

The robbers, who struck twice late Wednesday, made off with luxury watches, coats, cellphones and more, police said.

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CHICAGO — Three men were robbed at gunpoint while Downtown in two incidents late Wednesday.

The first robbery happened at 10:02 p.m.: A 42-year-old man was walking in the 200 block of South Michigan Avenue when someone came up to him from behind and demanded his coat, police said. The victim handed over his coat.

The robber had a gun, but the victim was not hurt, police said. The robber drove off in a red Range Rover Sport, going south on Michigan Avenue.

Police were investigating if the incident was related to another armed robbery that happened just blocks away minutes later.

At 10:11 p.m., a 26-year-old man and 41-year-old man were walking in the 200 block of East 13th Street when two boys or men came up to them from behind, police said. The two robbers, who had a gun, demanded the victims hand over their watches, wallets, money, cellphones and coats.

The victims complied with the robbers, who drove off in a red Range Rover Sport that was waiting for them, police said. They went west on 13th Street and south on Michigan Avenue.

No one was in custody and investigations were ongoing.

No detailed description of the robbers was immediately available.