CHICGAO (CBS)– Two armed robberies were reported on Chicago’s Near North Side, just blocks and minutes apart.
Police are now trying to determine whether the same offenders committed both crimes.READ MORE: Police, CPS Increase School Safety Measures After Shootings Kill 2 Simeon Career Academy Students, Social Media Threats Appear Directed At Simeon And Other Schools
The first incident took place in the 300 block of West Oak Street, just before 11 p.m. Tuesday.
A 41-year-old woman was walking when three men got out of a green, four-door sedan and demanded her belongings.
She said one of the offenders had a gun. They took her purse, but didn’t hurt her.READ MORE: From Hotels To Retailers, Staffing Shortage Crisis Persists In Chicago -- And It's Affecting Customers
Just 15 minutes later, another armed robbery was reported in the 100 block of West Chicago Avenue, less than half a mile away.
This time the victim was a 26-year-old man.
He described the same car, the same number of male offenders, and gave the same description of the man with the gun.
His wallet was taken and he wasn’t hurt.MORE NEWS: Labor Shortage Blamed For Lack Of Headstone On Woman's Grave 8 Months After Her Death
When we asked CPD about the similarities, CBS 2 was told these are ongoing investigations.