Couple Robbed At Gunpoint In South Loop

UPDATED 11/16/10 6:39 a.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) – A couple is recovering Tuesday morning, after being robbed at gunpoint and beaten a day earlier in the South Loop.

Shortly after 3 a.m. Monday, the man and woman were robbed at gunpoint as they walked in the 800 block of South Plymouth Court, a community alert from Belmont Area detectives said.

A man got out of a waiting vehicle and asked the victims for directions, the alert said. He then pointed a handgun at them, demanded their valuables and beat one of the victims before fleeing in the car.

The offenders were described as white males, one about 22 and the other about 25. The younger-looking man was about 5-foot-9 and 170 pounds with a light complexion and strawberry blond hair. He was wearing a black, waist-length jacket.

The older man also had a light complexion with strawberry blond hair, police said. He was about 5-foot-6 and 155 pounds, and wore a multi-colored shirt and blue jeans.

They sped off in a red, two-door Chrysler PT Cruiser, police said.

No one was in custody as of Tuesday morning.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • Gee-reg

    Why is now you give the race of the offenders but when the offender(s) are black all that is given is 1 or 2 males and then a height and weight ???

  • L

    Gee-reg, you can’t be serious! I’m surprised they’re giving the race. Go back and read how many times they don’t mention race, and you find out later that the perps were white. Where on earth have you been?!

  • Ed Gould

    OK now I am not knowledable on Chicago Police districts but since when :
    Shortly after 3 a.m., the couple were robbed at gunpoint as they walked down the 800 block of South Plymouth Court, a community alert from Belmont Area detectives said.”

    Plymouth Court is downtown Belmont area is 3200 N and Western avenue. SInce when does it go that far south?

  • m picardi

    eddy baby,, this is chicago man. if the police write it up that way then dad-gummit thats just where and how it happened and if we need to change some street signs around before court they will do that too!! anything to make the case ed, anything.

  • Hannah

    That’s right in the Printers Row hood isn’t it? Just south of Hackney’s?? Yikes!!! I’ve run down S. Plymouth Ct at night many times… right by that Park?? That’s why you shouldn’t run with earphones… Always need to be aware!

  • Dan

    If your home in bed at 3AM like you should be instead of out playing you will not get robbed. It’s like when there is a news story about a 10 yr old shot on his porch at 1AM, what is a 10yr old doing on his porch at 1AM?

    Risk aversion-you can avoid a lot of trouble in life if you don’t put yourself in high risk situations.

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