CHICAGO — A string of eight robberies were reported within an hour of each other Thursday morning across the North Side.
Most of the robberies involved four-to-six men approaching people walking on the street, according to police reports. Two of the men were armed with handguns, demanding valuables before fleeing with them in a dark-colored car, police said.
In one of the robberies, a 78-year-old man walking outside was hit by several of the robbers and taken to a nearby hospital in good condition, police said.
In separate incidents, a 53-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman were hit in their head by the robbers and later refused medical care on scene, police said. Two 28-year-old female victims were also struck and refused medical care, police said.
Others were not injured. Victims ranged from 19-78 years old, police said.
No one is in custody and the incidents remain under investigation, police said.
Time and locations of the early Thursday robberies include.
- Around 12:50 a.m. in the 1900 block of West Wolfram Street
- Around 1 a.m. in the 700 block of West Belmont Street
- Around 1 a.m. in the 4000 block of North Lincoln Avenue
- Around 1 a.m. in the 2800 block of North Lincoln Avenue
- Around 1:20 a.m. in the 4400 block of North Lincoln Avenue
- Around 1:30 a.m. in the 1600 block of West Wilson Avenue
- Around 1:40 a.m. in the 3000 block of North Clark Street
- Around 1:35 a.m. in the 300 block of West Webster Avenue
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