Three people robbed at gunpoint in Lake View, continuing a trend this month


Three people were robbed at gunpoint early Tuesday in Lake View – continuing a trend of robberies in the neighborhood this month.

The three men were walking on a sidewalk in the 600 block of West Cornelia Avenue when two armed men confronted them around 12:45 a.m., Chicago police said.

They took the victims’ mobile phones and wallets before driving off in a dark-colored car, police said. No one was injured and no one was taken into custody.

Police last week issued a community alert warning of a pattern of eight armed robberies by two men on the North Side. One shot Dakotah Earley early Friday as he struggled for his cellphone in Lincoln Park, leaving him in critical condition.

A police spokeswoman said Tuesday that detectives have not determined whether the shooting was related to Tuesday’s robbery.

Police were looking for “several” suspects who used a white car and other possible tail cars in the shooting that injured Earley and the other related robberies.

“We really need help,” Chicago Police Detective Chief Brendan Deenihan told reporters on Monday. “I am convinced that there are people who know exactly who these offenders are, and we need this information. And then detectives can do their job and get them off the streets.


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