Chicago Police are Investigating Two Separate Kidnappings and Armed Robberies that Occurred Minutes Apart Near Wrigley Field
A short distance from Wrigley Field, at the intersection of Clark and Addison streets, two separate incidents occurred within a few minutes of each other.
“It will certainly give me something to think about, particularly around that time of night,” said local resident Demetrius Denton.
Abducted 27-Year-Old Man
Two males, one armed with a pistol, allegedly abducted a 27-year-old man off the sidewalk in the 3500 block of North Clark Street at approximately 1 a.m. on Sunday.
The guys forced the victim into a car, seized his wallet and phone, and drove him for a short distance before letting him go.
Then, about 1:15 a.m., a male of the same age was strolling on the sidewalk in the 1100 block of West Addison Street when the same thing occurred to him.
At gunpoint, the suspect is said to have forced the victim into a grey car, where he was taken to an unknown location and then let go with only his phone and wallet missing.
None Suffered Serious Injuries
“To be honest, you can’t tell in such circumstances. It’s that terrifying, life-or-death moment when you either have to fight for your life or run for it. ” Wrigleyville resident and worker McKeely Malas chimed in.
Many people are worried since, according to the police, the perpetrators are still at large.
“Living in this neighbourhood, that’s not exactly the most reassuring sensation. Here’s hoping they’re able to track down and apprehend those responsible. “To quote Denton:
“I have to be more attentive even simply strolling around by myself now,” Malas remarked.
The investigation by Area 3 Detectives has not resulted in any arrests. Anyone with information is asked to call police.