Four people robbed at gunpoint overnight in Chicago


CHICAGO (CBS) — In what is becoming increasingly disturbing, four other people in Chicago robbed at gunpoint overnight.

CBS 2’s Marissa Parra has more on the latest incidents and an update on the attack on an art student who is now fighting for his life.

A recent spate of robberies across town includes one that landed a man at the Illinois Masonic. The last two spent the night in Chicago’s 19th Police District. On the 1500 block of West Waveland at around 12:35 a.m., a 52-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint by two men, fleeing in a silver sedan.

Then, at the 600 block of West Cornelia, within 15 minutes, three people on the sidewalk were robbed at gunpoint by two men. The thieves took their mobile phones and wallets before fleeing in a dark sedan.

you can see a cell phone on the ground in video

No injuries were reported in either case. While police cannot confirm whether the two overnight robberies are linked, it comes as police warn of a slew of robberies they believe are linked.

That’s at least 10 armed robberies in Lakeview and Lincoln Park in less than a week, including the one that left Dakota Early, 23, shot three times on Friday morning on a cell phone.

According to his GoFundMe page, Early underwent another round of surgeries, following a successful surgery on his abdomen. The family said they clung to hope he will survive.


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