three arrested after armed theft spree ends with crash in Streeterville

Three suspects are in custody after they apparently dedicated three robberies in a 15-minute binge by way of Lakeview and Lincoln Park on Thursday afternoon.

The crew made a important error as they sped from the third theft as their driver carelessly turned in entrance of a Chicago police detective driving close by in an unmarked automotive. The cop decided that their automotive was stolen and adopted it into Streeterville, the place it crashed into newspaper packing containers on the nook of McClurg and Ontario shortly earlier than 5 p.m.

CWBChicago reader Ray F. captured video of police making one arrest.

In line with CPD stories, the robberies started round four:15 p.m. when the three offenders robbed a person at gunpoint within the 1300 block of West Fletcher in Lakeview.

Across the identical time, the crew rolled up on an Uptown girl as she walked within the 900 block of West Wolfram. Two passers-by heard the lady scream and intervened within the theft. However the offenders managed to get away with the sufferer’s telephone nonetheless.

Minutes later, the robbers pulled to a cease on the 400 block of West Wrightwood and robbed a 27-year-old man who was standing on the sidewalk, in keeping with Officer Alex Aguas, a CPD spokesperson.

Two males received out of the automotive, and certainly one of them pointed a handgun on the sufferer, ordering him to give up his pockets and telephone, Aguas stated.

The sufferer complied, and the robbers returned to their automotive, which sped onto Lakeview Avenue — immediately in entrance of the detective who ran the automotive’s Arkansas plate and discovered the automobile had been stolen Wednesday, in keeping with a CPD report.

The detective adopted the crew as they drove down Lake Shore Drive to Streeterville, the place the automotive crashed.

Two suspects fled from the automotive. One was arrested inside a close-by parking storage. Cops discovered one other one on the 400 block of East Erie. The driving force was arrested as he sat behind the wheel of the wrecked Nissan Altima. Police stated he was carrying a plastic look-alike handgun.

Costs have been pending late Thursday night time. Not less than two of the suspects are juveniles.

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