Robber Pistol-Whips Victims in Lake View

A robber pistol-whipped his victims Wednesday night in back-to-back robberies in the Lake View neighborhood on the North Side, according to police.

The robber approached each of the victims when they were alone in a street, showed a silver handgun, demanded their property and then struck them in the head and face before fleeing, Chicago Police said.

The two robberies happened within a block of each other about 11:45 p.m. in the 3700 block of North Marshfield and the 1600 block of West Waveland, police said. One of the victims believed the robber had followed them in a black Ford Escape.

Anyone with information of the robberies was asked to call detectives at (312) 744-8263.

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