CHICAGO — Several armed robberies occurred on the North Side late Sunday night, according to Chicago police.
One robbery happened around 11 p.m. in the 900 block of West Armitage. Police said a 42-year-old woman was walking on the sidewalk when four males exited a white SUV and took her purse at gunpoint.
Around 15 minutes later, a 31-year-old man was robbed of his cell phone and wallet in the 1700 block of West Hubbard.
At around 11:20 p.m., a couple was walking in the 600 block of West Armitage when they were robbed by the same group of their phones and a wallet.
Nearly 20 minutes later in the 1400 block of North Halsted, a 27-year-old, who said she was walking home from a concert at the Salt Shed, was robbed with her boyfriend.
One said she saw the white SUV pull up on the wrong side of the street, the woman, named Maria, said she knew what was coming.
“Three guys got out, at least one of maybe two of them had guns,” she said. “I had a purse, they took my purse — told my boyfriends to get down, they went through his pockets. We complied and then they took off.”
No injuries occurred in the Sunday night robberies.
Over the weekend, CPD reported at least 10 other armed robberies.
There were also several armed robberies over the weekend near Loyola and DePaul’s campuses.
It was around 3:40 a.m. Saturday when Mark Gomez was with two friends outside Loyola University’s Marquette Hall when he said a grey sedan pulled up and someone pointed a rifle at them.
“We were standing out here getting ready to go out and get some food and a car pulls up right here, about three to four people stumble out of the car,” Gomez said. “They were yelling asking for our cell phones and the passcodes and I had my wallet with my student ID and personal information.”
One of his friends was able to run off but Gomez and the other student were robbed. They then called police.
“It definitely rattled me for sure,” Jasmine Zeidan, a student at Loyola, said.
Some students at Loyola University said they are on alert after being targeted. Students said they typically feel pretty safe coming and going from the dorms, which use a key card system to get though a security gate and again to access the front doors.
“Definitely not going out as late,” Gomez said. “I did everything I could really.”