Uptown robberies: Chicago police investigating after 2 women robbed at gunpoint on North Side

Residents concerned after Lincoln Park, Lakeview robberies
CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police are investigating two armed robberies in the Uptown neighborhood that happened minutes apart Tuesday night.

The first happened about 11:15 p.m. near Lawrence and Winthrop avenues.

The second happened about 45 minutes later near Broadway and Wilson Avenue.

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Chicago police said both women, 26 and 27, were approached by an SUV.

A man got out of the vehicle and robbed them at gunpoint, taking their purses.

Neither woman was hurt.

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Area Three detectives are investigating.

Lincoln Park residents met with police Tuesday night, after a series of recent North Side robberies and a shooting that left a 23-year-old man critically wounded.

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