2 couples robbed at gunpoint while walking Chicago’s Near West Side


CHICAGO (CBS) – Two couples were robbed while walking on the city’s Near West Side on Tuesday evening.

In the first incident, a 39-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman were walking the 10-100 block of North Green Street at around 9:23 p.m. when they were approached by two unknown men armed with handguns .

One of the suspects demanded his personal belongings and the victims complied.

The suspects fled the scene heading west in a white sedan, police said.

About half an hour later a man and woman, both 37, were walking in the 600 block of North Ogden at around 10.05pm when they were also approached by two unknown men armed with handguns .

Police said the suspects searched the victims’ pockets and took their belongings before fleeing south on Ogden in a gray Dodge Charger.

No one was injured in either incident.

It is not known if the two flights are related.

Area three detectives are investigating.


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