Two women robbed in separate incidents in Lincoln Park within an hour

CHICAGO (CBS) – Two women were robbed within blocks of each other in less than an hour. It happened in the Lincoln Park neighborhood in broad daylight – and this is not the first time.

One of the women was robbed at Hampden and Deming Place, where a witness said she saw the suspect, dressed in an Allen Iverson shirt, get out of a double-parked car and pull a woman to the ground while loading groceries off her car. . .

A neighbor says this has made her more aware.

“I have some of my identifications, I do not take everything with me everywhere I go. I did it this morning, just a kind of precaution,” said Gabriela Scewczyk. “It’s always more worrying when it hits closer to home because you just think about how many times I’ve walked around this neighborhood late at night or even just alone, it’s like, oh, I want to walk around for me even nowadays? ”

Chicago police said Saturday around 6 p.m. 1pm near Lakeview Ave and Fulerton Parkway that a 26-year-old woman was on the sidewalk when a man approached her, grabbed her and took her property before leaving in a vehicle.

Half an hour earlier and only four blocks away, police said a 48-year-old woman in the 2600 block of North Hampden Court was on the street picking up groceries from a car when a man grabbed her, pulled her to the ground and took her property and fled.

“It’s one thing when it’s like one or two kinds of cases, but it seems like it’s something that repeats itself,” Scewczyk said.

A few weeks ago, another woman was robbed in the same street. According to police, a 31-year-old woman was walking through the alley near the 2600 block at North Hampden Court on June 2 when a vehicle stopped in front of her and two men stepped out. The men took her purse and cell phone, got back in the car and left.

The victim injured her shoulder while trying to hang on to her purse and cell phone.

“As people are out, just doing their own thing and enjoying the weather, and it’s not something they have to worry about,” Scewczyk said. “But at the same time, that’s what it is.”

Chicago Police say no one has been remanded in custody in any of the incidents.

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