Pictures fired throughout afternoon theft close to Magazine Mile; Second mugging reported close by

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An armed robber fired photographs whereas mugging a person close to the Magnificent Mile on Monday afternoon, police mentioned. Lower than an hour later, two ladies had been robbed close by. The incidents don’t look like related.

Police mentioned a 29-year-old man was strolling within the 700 block of North Rush when somebody tried to take his procuring bag round 2:15 p.m., police mentioned. The offender displayed a handgun after which fired three photographs towards the sufferer, who fell to the bottom. He was not significantly injured. Police mentioned the sufferer declined medical consideration.

The robber fled from the scene eastbound in a silver Ford Explorer with the person’s property. Police consider the Explorer was stolen in a single day from a automobile dealership.

CPD didn’t launch an outline of the robber. Officers recovered not less than one shell casing close to the rear entrance of the previous Chicago Place shopping center at 713 North Rush.

About 45 minutes later, two ladies had been robbed of a handbag and procuring luggage as they walked close to Rush and Superior streets, a couple of block from the place the primary theft unfolded.

The ladies mentioned a person wrestled away a blue purse and two Victoria’s Secret luggage containing current purchases. He then fled north on Rush Avenue.

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