Around 9:40 p.m. Monday, a 27-year-old woman was sitting in her vehicle in the 5000 block of South Saratoga (near Robert Street) when she was approached by two men she didn’t know, according to the initial police report. They demanded she get out of the vehicle, then “one snatched her purse and the other drove off in her vehicle,” the report states.Around 7:50 p.m. Sunday, a 20-year-old man was walking in the 7700 block of Edinburgh (near Pine Street) when a man with a gun approached and demanded his money, the initial police report states. The victim complied, but his assailant hit him with the gun and left, the report states.
The recent robberies make six in about as many days around the Uptown area. Three have been in the university neighborhoods — on State, Spruce and Jeanette Streets — and one other was on General Pershing Street.