CHICAGO — Three separate incidents led to victims being temporarily abducted and robbed at gunpoint near Wrigley Field early Sunday morning, police said.
“I think it’s awful,” said John Gestel. “I mean I’m a tourist myself, same thing could have happened to me … that’s awful, it’s terrifying.”
In all three incidents, the offenders are described as 1-3 African American males, 25-32 years old and wearing dark clothing. During one of the incidents, police said one of the offenders was armed with a dark-colored handgun.
The first incident happened around 12:15 a.m. Saturday morning in the 3500 block of North Clark Street.
The second incident happened around 12 a.m. Sunday in the 3400 block of North Clark Street.
The third incident happened about 1 hour 15 minutes later in the 1100 block of West Addison Street.
In all three incidents, the victims were driven around a few blocks in the area before the offenders took their wallets and phones and dropped them off in a random location.
“You try and think it’s a good area,” said Joaquin Braganza. “And [then] you’re reminded this can happen.”
None of the victims were injured in the incidents.
Police have no one in custody at this time as Area Three detectives continue to investigate.
*Correction: This article has been updated to reflect that three kidnapping/robberies happened over the weekend near Wrigleyville, when original information made available suggested that there were only two.